Monday, May 18, 2015

Nature Printing with Salt Dough

Welcome back for another month of  12 Months of Sensory Dough Recipes where several bloggers get together to share the exciting sensory dough recipes and a variety of twists and turns. It is our hope that you will have a one-stop resource for all things Sensory dough!

This month we are featuring a huge list of salt doughs from No-Cook to Microwaved and everything in between. We had fun printing on salt dough with both nature and ink stamps!

Squiggles has been really interested in exploring ink stamps of late and Bubbles has been enjoying exploring nature on our light table so I thought for this months Sensory Dough I would combine the two interests.

I invited the girls to explore the salt dough by placing a ball of dough for each of them upon a mirror and placing found nature items along with a few herbs from our garden and our ink stamps on the table invitingly.

As soon as the girls saw the invitation they immediately asked if they could play with it. Bubbles had great fun stamping the dough with the stamps and also the nature items (the lavender and mint smelled so good!) and then cutting it out.

Squiggles attempted to imitate Bubbles but had a little difficulty with the knife so I provided her with some cookie cutters to help her out.

The girls had a ball and really loved that they could 'cook' their creations in the oven to make them hard.

 Salt Dough Recipe
1 cup plain flour
1 cup salt
1/2 cup warm water

Mix all ingredients-add a little bit extra flour if the mixture feels too sticky and a little extra water if it's too dry.
Bake at 100C for 3 hours or until hard and dry all the way through. (We turned our creations over half way through).

Now for the fun part…

Would you call this recipe and activity a success or a fail? Would you try this recipe or have you tried another? We want to see! You can share pictures to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter or Google+. Tag your pictures with #ilovesensorydough.

Be sure to check out each blogger, as we will each provide a different take on the dough, some of us with have the BEST recipe ever, while others will show you our attempts (both failed and successful).

Salt Dough Memories | Study at Home Mama
Making Salt Dough Fossils to Awesome Music | Witty Hoots
Nature Inspired Dough for Lively Sensory Play | Peakle Pie
Crayon Salt Dough Recipe | Sugar Aunts
Scented Salt Dough Pendants | Raising Lifelong Learners
Salt Dough Seashells | Creative World of Varya
Microwave Salt Dough | In The Playroom
Nature Printing with Salt Dough | Squiggles and Bubbles
LEGO Salt Dough Paperweights | The Pleasantest Thing
Cinnamon glitter salt dough fossils (puzzle and mobile) | Glittering Muffins
Salt Dough Flowers | Wildflower Ramblings
Salt Dough Coprolites | Preschool Powol Packets
Watermelon salt dough recipe| Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail

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