Tree by the sea

The Unschooling life of Barney & Hebe

Salt Dough!

Salt dough recipe :                                For decoration: we will paint with acrylics and varnish with pva glue

1 cup of plain all purpose flour

1 cup of salt

half a cup of water

Tip your dried mix into a bowl and combine, next add the water and stir well!

Tip your dried mix into a bowl and combine, next add the water slowly and mix. You can also add a couple of teaspoons of cooking oil to the mix, This wasn’t in our recipe but ive seen it added in other recipes, We will try that next time and see what the difference is 🙂

Once you mixture becomes a rough dough ball, turn it out onto a floured work surface and kneed well for a few minutes.

Once your mixture becomes a rough dough ball, turn it out onto a floured work surface and kneed well for a few minutes until smooth and pliable.

Share your dough with friends (if you have to) and get creative!! You could make Christmas tree decorations, sculptures,picture frames e.c.t the list is endless
Share your dough with friends (if you have to) and get creative!! You could make Christmas tree decorations, sculptures,picture frames e.c.t the list is endless

Here we have Hebe's creation! She decided to make and decorate her initial H  for Hebe! She also made a small cat :)

Here we have Hebe’s creation! She decided to make and decorate her initial H for Hebe! She also made a small cat 🙂

Maisy and I made some animal sculptures!

Maisy and I made some animal sculptures!

My cousin and her daughter made this beautiful fish!

My cousin and her daughter made this beautiful fish!

We baked our projects in a pre-heated oven on 100 degrees C. The length of time we needed to cook them for varied on the size of the project, for instance the small ornament bottom right was done in 30 minutes but the larger H decoration needed an hour. We followed a recipe to make small tree decorations so the baking part we muddled through!!! The dough didnt seem to change color at all in the oven so i guess you could bake it for longer if you felt it necessary.

We baked our projects in a pre-heated oven on 100 degrees C. The length of time we needed to cook them for varied on the size of the project, for instance the small ornament bottom right was done in 30 minutes but the larger H decoration needed an hour. We followed a recipe to make small tree decorations so the baking part we muddled through!!! The dough didnt seem to change color at all in the oven so i guess you could bake it for longer if you felt it necessary. I have come across another salt dough recipe that says to bake at 145 decrees c for an hour  for the medium sized pieces and up to 2 hours for the larger ones!! I guess what I like about this is that its just basic ingredients and you can play around with the recipe and tailor it to suit you. The creativity is endless and you can get some great results! You can even color the dough before you play with it! make a bake-able play dough!! Get creative and have fun with the kids (or on your own :))

These are our finished projects! what a cute bunch of animals!!!
These are our finished projects! what a cute bunch of animals!!!

Hebe's H ready to hang on the wall! Beautiful job Hebe :)

Hebe’s H ready to hang on the wall! Beautiful job Hebe 🙂

 

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