Your Kitchen can be a wondrous place. A place where all your favourite dishes are made. But the kitchen isn’t just for cooking, it’s ingredients and tools can also be for krafting as well.
Dough art is always a well loved activity at Kreative Kids, even the participants who only play Lego come to the crafts table for this activity.
- 2 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 2 tbsp oil**
- 2 cup water
- food colouring
- Add flour, salt, and oil to a large size bowl
- Put drops of food colouring into the measuring cup filled with water, mix around then add to the bowl
- Mix/knead till it’s a soft dough, if it’s too dry add a bit more water, if its too sticky add a but more flour
- Roll, shape sculpt, cut into whatever you feel, using cookie cutters, butter knives, toothpicks or just your hands
Now there are two things you can do with this dough.
You can either:
A) Keep the dough as is and use it over and over again, storing it in an air tight container
B) Place you creations on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 F – 250 F till they have dried out. Then they become decorations or toys (such as play food or necklace charms which the kids are very fond of)
Alternatively you can omit the food colouring, dry the dough art in the oven, let it cool then paint it for that added pop, just like our Melting Snowmen above.
We usually double the recipe, and make several batches of different colours.
** Any oil will work Canola, Olive, Vegetable etc.