4 pieces of bread (remove crusts & make bread crumbs for cooking or feed the birds on your next nature walk)
4 Tablespoons of white craft glue
a small amount of acrylic paint to color
zipper type plastic bag.
Tear bread in small pieces and place in zip bag, add glue. Mix well until it starts to form a ball.
Add paint to color and mix well. It will form a smooth ball collecting all scraps when ready to use.
This takes a while so an adult may want to start before time for project
Keep stored in zip bag in refrigerator until ready to use.
Shape as desired and allow to air dry (depending on thickness of shape and humidity can take several days to cure.
The project can be made without color and finished shape painted if you prefer.
2 cups of salt,
2/3 cup water,
1 cup cornstarch,
additional 1/3 cup COLD water
acrylic paint or food coloring.
Place salt and 2/3 cup water in small saucepan and heat until quite warm. Remove from heat.
Mix cornstarch and COLD water together, add to salt mixture stirring constantly.
Return pan to heat and keep stirring until mixture forms a smooth mass.
Turn out on a plate and cover with damp cloth until cool.
Work in color as desired or leave natural. Place in zip bag & refrigerate.
Salt Dough will keep indefinitely.
Shape on foil covered cookie sheet and let dry (Several hours in a warm oven or several days at room temperature).
You can sand rough edges with an emery board when dry.
Industrial Salt Dough
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
2 teaspoon cream of tartar
1 cup warm water
1 teaspoon oil
This is a long lasting dough that requires cooking. Mix all ingredients in a sauce pan and cook over medium heat until smooth. Let the mixture cool slightly and knead. The dough will be very pliable and easy to sculpt.
Place in plastic bag or airtight container to store. Bake in a low oven and paint.