Sunday, January 16, 2011

Salt Sculptures

After painting the morning away Grandma brought in reinforcements to keep us busy the rest of the afternoon!  Thank goodness because a sick girl isn't fun but a sick and bored girl is even less fun!  Grandma found something in the paper that morning called trifty tips for indoor winter fun - perfect, just what we needed!  One of the projects was salt sculptures and this is how you make it.
1. Mix together 4 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups water and 1 cup salt.  Sculpt the doughy mixture into shapes - animals flowers or whatever your imagination inspires.  We made snakes and a snowman and used cookie cutters to cut out other shapes!  Bake at 350 degrees for one hour.  Cool and paint with acrylic paint.  Turned out to be a very fun project for Chloe as she loved all the steps!  As I researched more later I found a receipe to make them sparkly which we will definately have to incorporate next time!

Chloe and Grandma making snakes!


Making snake eyes with the paint brush!

 

Having fun making circles!
 

Waiting and watching the sculptures bake!
 
Painting the sculptures!

Chloe's Salt Sculptures!

 

My Salt Sculpture Creation!

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