My daughter and I had fun a few nights ago, stamping on salt dough. Want to try it?
For the dough, you will need:
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
1 cup water
parchment paper or wax paper
I'm pretty sure you all have those items, right? (Well, if you're gluten free, you might have to go get some flour. I did.)
- Combine the salt, flour, and water, and knead for a bit. If the dough is too sticky, you can add a little more flour.
- Next, find a few rubber stamps that are not too detailed. (Too much fine detail won't imprint as well.)
- Roll your dough out on the parchment paper (experiment with different thicknesses) and press your rubber stamp into it. Trim around the edges with a knife. If you want to use them as ornaments, use a straw to poke a hole at the top.
- Bake at 200 degrees for a couple of hours or so, OR allow to air dry for a few days. (If you bake them, keep an eye on them. They may crack or warp if they bake too long.)
- They're now ready to paint. Be sure and use a thin, fine paintbrush. (My daughter used acrylic paints. Didn't hers turn out cute? She's planning to maybe use them for altered composition book embellishments. I haven't painted mine yet!)
- You can seal them with Mod Podge or a spray acrylic sealer.
Give it a try. It's fun!
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