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Bread Dough Clay


Do you like to collect tiny creatures? Do you want to add to your collection by making some of them yourself? This recipe makes enough clay for several small objects.

What you need :
1 slice of white bread- (I like Wonder Bread works best)
1 teaspoon white glue
1 tablespoon water
Food coloring, a variety of colors
Acrylic paint, variety of colors
Tiny paint brush for detail work
Clear glaze or clear nail polish
Small piece of cardboard 1.5”x 1.5”, or 1”x 1” depending on the finished size of the creature.
Tacky glue
Low temp glue, low temp glue gun
Small piece of scrapbook paper to cover the cardboard before mounting the creature on it.

How to Make it:
1. Cut or tear crust from bread. Discard crusts.
2. Pour glue, then water, onto the center of the slice of bread.
3. Knead until dough doesn’t stick to your fingers.
4. Divide dough into several sections and add a few drops of food coloring to each. Knead until color is well blended.
5. Place each color in a separate plastic bag, or individual containers for each.

You now have enough clay for several very small objects.

How to Use it:
Work with only a small amount at a time. Decide what you want to make in advance so that you choose the right color. For instance, use pink if you are planning to make a little pig.

Shape one object first, and then a variety of objects and let them dry over night. You can use acrylic paints to paint fine details needed.
When completely dry, spray with clear glaze or paint with clear nail polish.
Cover small piece of cardboard with scrapbook paper which will coordinate with the creature you plan to create.

Have help from your parent or another adult, to use the low temperature glue and glue gun to mount the little creature on the cardboard square so that it will stand up carefully in among your collection.

Crafting with kids:
Whenever you plan to work with your kids on projects it is important to read all the directions ahead of time. Then make sure you have all the necessary supplies and tools gathered.
Cover the table with an old plastic table cloth or newspapers.

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