Sculpting dough articles is an interesting and exciting activity for the whole family. Especially these preschoolers like to do. There are several recipes for pastry dough.
Recipe dough for sculpting crafts
- Salt - 1 tbsp.
- Flour - 1 tbsp.
- Water - 1.2 st.
- Vegetable oil - 1 tbsp.
- Mix all the ingredients well together, knead the dough and put it in a plastic bag for several hours in the refrigerator.
- As a result, the resulting dough should not stick to your hands, if it sticks, add more flour to it; In addition, the dough should not crumble - if so, add more water.
How to make salt dough for sculpting and how to work with it?
The composition of salt dough for modeling crafts is simple. It has only 4 components: salt, flour, water and vegetable oil.
When you make a hand-made dough, dry it well. If your figure dries out badly, it will most likely crack. Do not hurry!
It is better to dry the items at room temperature, but this may take several days. To speed up the process of making toys will help drying in the oven at a low temperature and with the door ajar. However, even in this case, it is necessary to dry the craft in several stages, about 3 times for 1.5 hours. Between them, the crafts simply lie in the room for several hours or even all night.
Oven drying time:
- 1 hour - at 50 degrees,
- 2 h - at 75 degrees,
- 30 min - at 150 degrees.
If the craft turned out to be voluminous, you can take out the excess dough from the reverse side, then it will dry out faster.
Another piece of advice, if in the process of drying any element disappears, do not be discouraged! PVA glue will help you.
You can paint the dough in different ways: at the kneading stage or the finished figure. When coloring the dough during kneading, food dyes, gouache and watercolor are used. At registration of ready-made figures any paints are used: gouache, watercolor or acrylic. To make the finished craft bright, it is coated with varnish: artistic, acrylic or water-based construction.
The recipe for classic salt dough for sculpting figures is very simple. It turns plastic, suitable for the manufacture of even very thin and elegant products. Get to work!