Salt dough is a great activity to learn and teach students. Fantastic for lower levels, this easy to make dough can used to create an endless array shapes & creations and the final product can be air or oven dried.
These instructions have been taken from http://www.learning4kids.net/2012/12/09/how-to-make-salt-dough-recipe/
YOU WILL NEED:A cup salt 2 cups of flour ¾ cup of water INSTRUCTIONS:
- In a large bowl mix salt and flour together.
- Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
- Turn the dough onto the bench and kneed with your hands until smooth and combined.
- Make your creations using the salt dough.
- Place the salt dough creations into the oven at 180C. The amount of time needed to bake depends on the size and thickness of the salt dough creations.
- Store your salt dough in an air tight container as it keeps well for a few days.
- You can paint your creations with acrylic paints and seal with varnish or polyurethane spray.
- Salt dough can also be aired dried and is an alternative to oven drying.
A great idea for Easter is to make Easter Eggs out of the salt dough (find instructions at http://www.inhabitots.com/how-to-make-salt-dough-easter-egg-ornaments-for-easter-trees-and-egg-hunts/ ). Students can paint their initials on the egg as well (see photo for finished product). Make sure to put a hole into the top with a skewer before drying and insert a cotton thread to make a nifty door hanger or present tag.