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Saturday, September 10, 2011

Salt Dough Football

Here at our house football has definetly captured the time, thoughts and even playful arguments in our house. This is a fun project to do to get ready for the big game. The Salt Dough Football was shared by Amanda Formaro  on the website Family Corner. The salt dough recipe can be used to make many different projects and is very fun so be creative.

1 cup salt

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup water

brown and white acrylic paint


football cookie cutter or kitchen knife


Preheat oven to 250 F. Mix together, salt, flour, and water until a dough is formed. Knead the dough on a floured surface until the mixture is elastic and smooth. If dough is too sticky, sprinkle with flour, continue to do so until stickiness is gone. BE CAREFUL. Do not add too much flour, this will dry out the dough and will cause it to crack before you get a chance to bake it.

Roll dough flat with a rolling pin, about 1/4" - 1/2" thick. Use cookie cutter to cut out footballs. If you don't have a cookie cutter, simply use a kitchen knife to create a football shape. Use toothpick to draw on lace lines and border lines at each endBe sure to do this step BEFORE baking. Bake for approximately 2 - 2.5 hours. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. For best results, allow to cool and dry overnight, or for at least 4 hours. Paint footballs with two coats of brown paint, allowing to dry in between coats. When dry, use white paint to carefully paint the laces and borders, use a toothpick if you prefer. Let dry.  These can be used to make magnets or before baking poke a hole in the football to create a necklace of sorts

*****THIS DOUGH IS NOT EDIBLE, though it won't hurt you or your kids, it just won't taste very good! The taste of the strong salt should put the taste in a place that many will not want to try.
Tidy Mom

1 comment:

  1. Very cute idea! I can see myself making a football tree for my husband or for a football party. Thanks for sharing!


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