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Astar's Craft: Playdough Roses


Play dough is not only fun for kids to play with, it is also a great medium with which to create all sorts of wonderful objects to embellish your décor.

Today’s roses, once oven baked and then painted, could be used to surround a picture frame, mirror, terracotta pot or turned into a candle holder.  The sky is the limit once you’ve mastered the technique of making roses – or any other variety of flower.

To make the play dough you will need –

2 cups plain flour

1 tbsp oil

1 cup water

1 cup of salt

4 tsp cream of tartar

Method –

Boil jug and dissolve salt, then combine all ingredients well.

Knead until nice and smooth and pliable.

I keep mine in a sealed plastic bag in the fridge.

AND the easiest way to approach the flower making is to search the net for instructions on how to make and decorate cakes, or visit your local library.

But basically to make the rose, take a small piece of dough and roll it into a tube.  Work with smaller pieces of petal shaped dough and fix to fuse onto the tube.  Continue in this fashion but make petal shapes bigger as you work towards a desired size.

Once your flower/s are finished oven bake on a very, very low heat for as many hours as it takes until your flower is completely dried out and sounds hollow when gently knocked.

Seal then paint as desired.


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