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Lesson Plans

2 Self-Hardening Play Dohs

From: maryannkohl (maryann)
Date: Wed Jul 05 2000 - 16:36:23 PDT

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    ***Salt Playdough*
    Notes: Must be rolled and cut. Excellent cooked dough, air dry, can be
    doubled, tripled.

    1 cup water
    1/2 cup flour
    1 cup salt

    Mix all ingredients in a saucepan. Add food coloring too, or some paint,
    now, if you like.
    Stir over low heat until thick and rubbery.
    Spoon part of the clay onto a floured sheet of wax paper.
    Roll out.
    Cut out objects.
    Dry for a few days.

    ***Play Clay*
    Notes: Hardens quickly, pure white. Makes 1&1/2 cups. Ok to double,
    triple, etc.

    1 cup baking soda
    1/2 cup cornstarch
    2/3 cup warm water
    food coloring or tempera paints

    Mix baking soad and cornstarch in pan.
    Add water and stir until smooth.
    Over medium heat, boal and stir until like mashed potatoes.
    Pour onto board to cool some.
    Then knead.
    Knead color into clay if you like, or paint when dry.
    Sculpt and model freely.
    Dry, usually same day.
    Can be painted when dry.
    When dry, brush with clear hobby coating or shellac or nail polish. (not

    * These two projects printed with permission from the book, Mudworks.




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