July 27, 2012

Salt Dough Rock Designs

This activity was so much fun for W. I finally got my free Family Fun magazine that I had signed up for a while ago.  One of the activities inside of it was these amazing rock designs made from salt dough.  So, W and I decided we would give it a try! 
First W collected a bunch of rocks from outside and washed them off. (Ignore my patches of dead grass in the backyard.  We just had the cement poured and some of our sprinklers broke...husband just fixed them today)
To make the salt dough you need:  3 cups flour, 1 cup salt, and 1 1/4 cups water.  Mix it all together and roll into balls.  Then smash the ball to form the background for your rock design.  Mine were about six inches wide when smashed.
Let your kids decorate the dough with the rocks they collected...help them too, it is fun!
Then bake them at 275 degrees for 2 hours...it's a long wait, especially for a four year old.  When they are done take them out, let them cool completely and then add to your yard for decorations!

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