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Re: Re:fossil clay

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Lindsborg Arts Council (lindsart)
Tue, 9 Mar 1999 13:55:55 -0600

I have tried the coffee recipe. I experimented using
cold coffee and making it again using water. The water recipe
worked great for my light stone pyramid shapes. Lori

> From: Artedsusan
> To:;
> Subject: Re: Re:fossil clay
> Date: Sunday, March 07, 1999 10:35 AM
> Hi. I don't know who originally posted this, but here is the recipe:
> I have to share with you this really cool receipe for coffee play
> dough.
> Okay this is more for younger kids but still I thought valuable if
> anyone is doing space, fossils or environments needing stone like
> material.
> You might have already heard of it, but it turns out really neat.
> You mix:
> 1 1/2 cups flour
> 1 cup salt
> 1/2 cup cold left over coffee
> 1 cup used coffee grinds
> Mix together and knead into play dough. You may need to add more
> flour.
> The texture comes out really cool..! It looks like stone or sand
> rock or clay It is a great texture experience for the children as
> well as useful for making fossils or other things such as that.
> <<A month or so ago someone posted a clay recipe that included coffee
> to make "fossils". I can't find it in the archives, much less my own
files -
> would someone mind passing it on to me today if possible?
> Thanks!
> Betty - who has suddenly learned the importance of relevant subject