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I found this recipe on a website called squiglysplayhouse.com while I was trying to help my kids with a school project. We were trying to create a medieval church. It is a simple recipe that takes very little time and costs a lot less to make than buying modelling clay.
- Preheat oven to 350.
- Mix all ingredients together until you have a soft ball of dough-if too dry add a bit of water.
- Sprinkle some flour on counter and knead it until smooth and stretchy.
- Shape the dough any way you want-use a toothpick or straw for making holes.
- When finished shaping, put on cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes or until hard-timing depends on size of your piece of art.
- Place on wire rack to cool.
- Once cool, you can paint them.
- When paint is dry a clear varnish can be added to give your creation a wonderful shine.
Easy to make & easy to clean up. We made hand & foot prints with this and it worked great. I had to watch these bake though because the dough got some air bubbles that needed to be popped before the dough hardened.
My son had fun making different shapes and painting them.
This really is a great recipe. In europe, we call this kind of dough Salt Dough, Saltzteig or Saltdeig. Experiment a little with adding more oil to make it supple - if you add too much, just add flour to dry it out a bit again. Wall-hanging sculptures are really fun to make, but you can also make standing people or things.