Monday, December 21, 2009

Salt dough fun

Simply by taking household ingredients, you can have an awful lot of fun. Plain Flour, salt , wall paper paste and water mixed in the following ratio: 1 cup flour, half a cup of salt, half a cup of water, 2 tblsp wallpaper paste. Mix together and then knead for 10 minutes.
Leave to stand for 20 minutes and then mold, roll and shape the dough. "Glue" any bits together with water.

I've created a whole nativity set. You then bake in a low heat oven for as long as it takes for the items to become dry and hollow sounding.

The figures or shapes can then be left in natural state or painted with poster or acrylic paints. You can then apply a varnish and the items will last forever.

The sheep were created by grating the dough and then "glueing" the gratings on to the solid shape.

Three kings all decorated

Two shepherds with their flocks!

a motley looking pair of angels!

Mary and Joseph with an empty manger
(the reason the manger is empty is that the baby I made was simply too big!)
new baby currently cooking!
And here they all are waiting for the baby!
Each of the figures is approx 4" tall.

left overs became this Christmas table topper.
This really is a cheep method of creating some amazing decorations. The whole lot cost well under £1.00.


Rita said...

OH WOW!! Brilliant. They are so sweet, and its what Christmas is all about too.
Heirlooms for years to come darl xxx
Merry Christmas

Kelly's Ideas said...

I totally love this!!!! what a great activity for the kids and I to do...
Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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