Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Salt dough pendant

Have you ever played with salt dough?  It's a great, inexpensive, tactile crafty product that I can almost garuantee you have everything to make it in your kitchen already!  (If you don't then you should!)  What do you need?
2 parts flour
1 part table salt
water

That's it!  I used 1/2 cup flour, 1/4 cup salt and then added just enough water to form a dough that resembled pie crust and we were able to make these:

as well as a few smaller hearts.  (The impatient mom tried to turn them into necklaces and ended up breaking them when trying to force the ribbon through the hole!)

Just knead the dough roll it out or shape it then either bake it at 250 F until completely dry or stick it in your dehydrator overnight (which is what I did).  For the silver pendant

 I used one of my rubber stamps to get the floral impression then used a tooth pick to poke the word peace in it.  Painted with regular acrylic silver paint.  Once dry I watered down some black paint, applied it and let it sit for a minute or so and then gently rubbed the high spots.  Allow this to dry and seal with a spray polyurethane, sealer, or even nail polish!  It is deceptively light.

This is a great craft medium for the kids, but it's also fun for adults.  Look at some of the creations I found on the net:

Salt dough Fairy Door

 
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these are EARRINGS!

What are you waiting for?  Go raid your cabinets!
Until next time,

6 comments:

Doreen said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lovely craft Ginny! I remember when my kids were young we had made Christmas decorations using salt dough and these have lasted through the years! So much fun and the results are so rewarding!

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I also wanted to add I loved your silver pendant : )

Keitha said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your salt dough creations are beautiful. I hopped over from TGIF. So glad you posted this because I am in need of a salt dough recipe to make Lego minifigurines for my son's Lego party. You have reassured me that it will be very simple.

maryanne @ mama smiles said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love your pendant! And what a great idea to use your dehydrator instead of the oven - I bet they are less likely to crack that way!

Erika@RaisingLeafs said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Stopping by from the TGIF linky party. I love your silver pendant. It's beautiful. :)

MiaB said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

love all the salt though creations and the silver pendant!!! Would like to invite you to share this with us here..

http://www.mamamiasheart2heart.com/2012/02/sharing-saturday-7.html

Thanks so much and have a great day,

~MiaB

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