Friday, November 11, 2011

Baked Clay

When you were little did you ever bake clay and decorate it?
I stumbled upon this idea a little while ago in one of my craft books and was all over it!
It's easily a 2 day craft, and I am all about 2 part crafts with the boys (now that the need for instant gratification has lessened), so I quickly whipped up a bunch of the clay and set the boys onto it.
I manned them with rolling pins and cookie cutters the first day...
and paint and paint brushes the second...
(whoever thought to put paint in empty ice cube trays?? Brilliant!)
They had a great amount of fun.

Baked Clay
4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cups water

Put the flour and salt into a bowl and pour the water over top. Mix (works best if you do this with your hands) until a clay forms. You may need to add more water, if this is the case do so 1 tbsp at a time until everything comes together.
After your kiddies have shaped their creations bake them on a cookie sheet for 3 hours in an oven set at 200. Allow to cool completely and then paint!

3 comments:

Rachel@I Heart Crafty Things said...

I remember painting baked clay as a child but have never tried this with my kids. I better get bakin some clay though because this looks like sooo much fun! :)

Thanks for linking up to the Mingle With Us Blog Hop! I'm following back and am pretty excited about it! I've been browsing a bit through your blog and you have some AWESOME ideas!

Leah said...

Salt dough! My mom made this for us all the time when I was a kid. We loooved it.

Veronica said...

Oh the fun of home made art projects. We love them too.

-Veronica

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