Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Salt Dough Owls

Need a "go to" project for rainy days with bored kids? Salt dough is easy to make and has endless possibities. Just 4 cups flour/ 1 cup salt/ and 1-2 cups water and you have enough dough for a variety of creations. My kindergartenders and 1st graders made these cute owls. After a simple lesson in shaping the dough bodies and pinching the ears and beaks, they created the eyes using the bottoms of glue sticks. I gave them toothpicks and encouraged them to create textures using the sides and the points. These baked for about 3 hours at 300*. The following week they painted them with acrylics and I gave them a coat of Mod Podge to seal them and give them a nice finish. These would make cute paper weights or maybe a little decoration in a houseplant.

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