Monday, 2 December 2013

Salt Dough Decorations

I had seen some salt dough decorations on The Imagination Tree blog and loved them so we had to give them a try, now I didn't have enough enough bicarb to make this recipe, so found another one using salt.

1 cup of salt
1/3 cup of water
1/2 cup of cornflour
1/4 cup very cold water.

Mix salt and the 1/3 cup of water in a saucepan over a low heat for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly.
Remove from the heat, add the cornflour and cold water and mix, it should look like mash potato! 
When cool enough to handle, knead, if sticky add more cornflour.
Leave to dry in an oven on a very low heat for a few hours.

We added glitter to make ours extra sparkly, the silver glitter worked very well but the red glitter just made them look a little odd!

Alternative white clay recipe using bicarbonate of soda
1 cup of bicarbonate of soda
1/2 cup of cornflour
3/4 cup of warm water
silver glitter

Mix the dry ingredients together in a saucepan, then stir through the warm water.
Mix over a medium heat until it starts to bubble and come away from the pan. When it has started to dry and resembles play dough consistency, take it of the heat.
When it is cool enough to handle, knead for a couple of minutes to make it pliable.

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