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    Hey - I was thinking of doing salt dough on thursday morning for 3 x 2 and under. I was thinking let them play with it with some utensils and then doing a hand print. Just wondering if many of you bake the finished product and how long you leave it in??
    Maybe you have some more inspirational ideas on salt dough as well for under 2's?

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    We have done hand and foot prints before, and I also let them use plastic cookie cutters, with a bit of help (mine are all one year old)

    I'm not sure of the exact instructions but I tend to put mine in on a very low heat for a few hours. The hand and foot prints were thicker so took much longer. You can leave them to air dry though, takes a few days.

    Planning on making some Christmas decorations with salt dough this year and let the LOs loose with the glitter

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    Quote Originally Posted by snufflepuff View Post

    Planning on making some Christmas decorations with salt dough this year and let the LOs loose with the glitter
    Oooh lovely idea for christmas can't wait til house it covered in glitter

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    I leave over night in really low oven for lots of them

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    We are making tealight holder for diwali out of salt dough
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlewiththree View Post
    We are making tealight holder for diwali out of salt dough
    Another brill idea. I'm rubbish at thinking of things like this. I have 2 magazine subscriptions and this forum to keep me going thank gooness lol x

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlewiththree View Post
    We are making tealight holder for diwali out of salt dough
    Lovig that idea, ive been wondering what to do for diwalli (sp?)

    Does anyone have the recipe for salt dough?


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    Quote Originally Posted by snufflepuff View Post
    We have done hand and foot prints before, and I also let them use plastic cookie cutters, with a bit of help (mine are all one year old)

    I'm not sure of the exact instructions but I tend to put mine in on a very low heat for a few hours. The hand and foot prints were thicker so took much longer. You can leave them to air dry though, takes a few days.

    Planning on making some Christmas decorations with salt dough this year and let the LOs loose with the glitter



    We did this last year they looked fab

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    done a test run for that cinnamon dough just to see if it turns out nice, only made two decorations a star and a heart it works cant believe you just use apple sauce and cinnamon tsp glue brill!. We will be doing these for xmas smells lovely.

    Getting back to saltdough have a few recipes in my book so if you dont get a recipe from someone soon pm me.

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    OMG thanks everyone for the fab ideas! Definately making christmas decs instead - maybe in two instalments. Whats the full recipe for the cinnamon decs please?? Thanks Dragonfly for offering the recipe

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    You could also do stars and put sticks on them and say they are fireworks for bonfire night!

    We're doing glittery salt dough for xmas this year. Also going to put food colouring into it and make candycanes with it!

    I too would also love the cinnamon dough recipe please!!

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    2 or 3 years ago i made gingerbread men with scented salt dough. We used cloves and all spice i think for eyes, buttons ect. We got them of the kitchen cuboard to see what he has made as he makes one each yr for family they still smell now its lovely. He is sewing mini stockings this year! Might do a salt dough one for 2 yr old mindee.

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    Thats lovely. I also done Gingerbread men last year out of saltdough still have one the others went home with mindees, good idea about cloves we used peppercorns-cloves next time

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    cinnamon dough (this is for merry minder also)

    cinnamon
    apple sauce get rid of the lumpy bits!
    craft glue

    mix equal parts of apple sauce, cinnamon and 1 tsp of craft glue for every cup of apple sauce

    I done it by eye really and it worked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    cinnamon dough (this is for merry minder also)

    cinnamon
    apple sauce get rid of the lumpy bits!
    craft glue

    mix equal parts of apple sauce, cinnamon and 1 tsp of craft glue for every cup of apple sauce

    I done it by eye really and it worked.
    then what do you do? ,i like the sound of this although dh has a severe dislike to the smell of cinnamon, does it need baking ? any pics of finished product ?

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    made these last yr but i put mine in microwave to set few minutes but keep checks every 30 secs and put a plate on top otherwise they blow up with bubbles in them lol..
    Last edited by babs; 16-01-2011 at 11:56 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babs View Post
    made these last yr but i put mine in microwave to set few minutes but keep checks every 30 secs and put a plate on top otherwise they blow up with bubbles in them lol..
    I blew up my microwave doing this Must have had them in too long.

    Banned from doing them in my new one!

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    wow! babs the decs are lovely!!! off to make some dough now.......

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    I air dried the cinnamon dough cut outs (put them in the airing cupboard!) I wouldnt use a microwave for salt dough a very low oven is best.but thats me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    cinnamon dough (this is for merry minder also)

    cinnamon
    apple sauce get rid of the lumpy bits!
    craft glue

    mix equal parts of apple sauce, cinnamon and 1 tsp of craft glue for every cup of apple sauce

    I done it by eye really and it worked.
    Thank you for the recipe Dragonfly - I ended up trying out the plain salt dough yesteday with ny mindee and she loved making it, and then playing with it, it kept her quiet for ages

    Im defo gonna try the cinnamon ones for christmas.

    @Babs - your look fantastic!!! did you add food colouring or are they painted??


    x Sarah x

 

 
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