This time we tried a home-made modelling dough. How to make such an owl — on SolNEt.ee (in Russian, but with step-by-step pictures). You can also find lots of modelling dough recipes on the Web, for example here or here. We use the following one:
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
Mix flour and salt in a bowl, add oil and mix well, then add water and mix thoroughly to form a dough. The dough can be stored in a fridge in an air-tight bag for a couple of weeks.
After shaping the owl we let it dry in the sun for one day, then baked at 80 C (175 F) for two hours and at 150 C (300 F) for 30 minutes. For eyes we used allspice (Jamaica pepper/pimento/newspice).
I would recommend coating your owl with a varnish, but remember not to use water-based varnishes since they dissolve the dough. You can also paint on salt dough models.
Other things we made of the dough: aircraft, snail, hedgehog, snowman etc.