Designing with dough
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Dough is an ideal medium for creating 3D projects. The ingredients are simple to obtain, inexpensive and safe to use
Basic dough recipe
You will need:
- 6 cups plain white flour
- 6 cups fine table salt
- 3 cups warm water
- 6 tbsp cooking oil
- Large mixing bowl
- Wooden spoon
What to do:
- Mix together the salt and flour in the bowl.
- Make a well in the middle of the flour and add the cooking oil.
- Slowly add the water, stirring all the time until you have a soft, pliable dough.
- This recipe provides enough dough for six to eight children, depending on the amount of dough they are given.
- Once the modelling is complete, this dough can be left to dry naturally over several days or dried slowly over several hours in a conventional oven set on a low heat.
- If you hear a hollow sound when you tap the base of the project then it is dry.
- This dough will keep for a couple of days if placed in a fridge in an air-tight container.
- When painting, mix the poster paint with PVA glue (ratio 3:1). This will ensure the paint does not rub off onto hands and clothes.
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