Sunday, October 10, 2010

Painted Bakers Clay (Halloween)

Last night we made a batch of "bakers clay" and once they were cooled, decided to use acrylic paints to make them all fancy! Each one has a hole in the top so they could have a ribbon put in them to wear like necklaces. Even got the hubster to paint with us (he did the cat!! I was impressed). :) This is an easy, cheap project if you have little ones who are bored.

Bakers Clay
2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt
enough water to make a "play dough"-like consistency.

Mix together and knead until smooth. If necessary, add flour (if it's sticky) or water (if it's dry) but only a little at a time. Roll dough out 1/4 inch thick and cut into shapes using cookie cutters.

Bake at 350* for 20-30 minutes. Allow to cool completely prior to painting.

I suggest in order to avoid puffing up when baking, to place a sheet of parchment paper on top of the raw dough shapes, and then a heavy oven-proof pan (or pizza pan with something on top of it, which is what I did). This is just to help keep them flat while baking. And give it the full 30 minutes if you do this.

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