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Dough Art

Salt dough is quite easy to make and can be modeled into any shape. You can then bake them in the oven to harden and paint them in bright colors. Let’s show you how to make some jazzy napkin rings, some funky fish key rings, and cute fridge magnets all out of some simple salt dough!

What you will need:

  • 1 200 ml (1/2 pint) water
  • 2 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 3 300 g (10 oz) plain flour
  • 4 300 g (10 oz) salt
  • 5 Poster paint
  • 6 Key rings -2
  • 7 One small magnet

Equipment needed:

  • 1 A mixing bowl
  • 2 A jar of water
  • 3 Wire racks
  • 4 Baking sheet
  • 5 Knife
  • 6 Cocktail sticks
  • 7 Thick and thin paintbrushes

Set the oven to 180 C/350 F/Gas Mark 4.

Mix flour, salt, oil, and water into a soft dough in the bowl. Add more water if necessary.

Sprinkle some flour on the table and knead it with your hands as shown until it is smooth and stretchy.

Then, model the dough into the shapes you want. Stick pieces of the dough together with a little water and use a cocktail stick to make small holes.

Put all the dough shapes on a baking sheet and bake them for 20 minutes.

Let the dough shapes cool on a wire rack.

Then paint them in bright colors.

For the fish key ring – Tie the fish to a key ring with a ribbon.

For the fridge magnet - Glue a small magnet on to a fish.

The napkin rings can also be used as a bangle!

And now you have some cool creations you can use or even gift to someone special!!

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