salt dough figures

It’s dough and it’s not. While it’s soft, you can make all kinds of figures from it. When you bake them in the oven, they are ready to be colored with tempera, acrylic or watercolor paints. They are like the plaster figures you can buy at the stores, but they are made by the kids. The only problem for my own child was having to wait until they were baked and cooled. Just prepare the kids that it won’t happen immediately.

Here’s the recipe:

1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, 1 tbsp vegetable oil, 1/2 cups water.

Bake/dry them in a low oven or microwave. Wait for them to cool down before you start painting. When modelling, try not to make the shapes too thick or they might remain moist and soft.

 

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handТhis craft helps develop the fine motor skills. A child with good fine motor skills hasa better logic and memory. It can concentrate on a task for longer periods of time.

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