Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Stamp on Salt Dough fun for Kids too!

Make up a batch of “Salt Dough”and let them stamp in it—this is really easy and really cool!
You can stamp dry and then paint it when the dough is hard, or you can stamp ink directly into the soft dough and let it dry.

I would use two batches for 25 students.

Salt Dough:
2 cups all-purpose flour (not self-rising)
1 cup Morton Salt
1 cup water
Food color optional

Combine flour and salt. Mix well. Form into a ball by mixing in a little water at a time. Knead 7-10 minutes, until the dough has a firm, smooth consistency. Add a little more water if necessary.

Roll with a rolling pin or let the children roll it with a smooth bottle or can etc.

Press the stamp into the dough. Cut out around the shape (can us a plastic knife).

Poke a hole with a toothpick if it will be something strung or hung.

Bake on a foil-covered cookie sheet at 325 degrees for about 30 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool, then paint with water color, acrylic, or enamel if you haven’’t stamped with color.

You can also just let the dough sit for a few days on a screen to dry, turning it once in a while—it won’’t be a nice brown color though.

Have fun!! My kids love doing this... and it washes off your stamps with warm water!

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