May 26, 2008

Baked salt dough owl wall hanging

Baked Dough Owl

This time we tried a home-made modelling dough. How to make such an owl — on (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.

Salt Dough Models

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