Homemade Dough Art

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Mother’s Day is near and the kids have already been a buzz trying to think of something fun to do. I would be just fine soaking in the sun and enjoying my husbands barbeque, but the kids really want to get their hands busy. So why not some homemade dough art.

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If you have visited me over at mommayoungathome.com you know I don’t like to buy something at the store unless I can’t find materials to fit my need. The neat thing with this homemade dough art project is we are using everything we already have at home. Here are the supplies you will need for this project.

For the bake-able clay/dough:

1 large mixing bowl
mixing spoon
parchment paper
baking sheet
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
4 tbsp cooking oil
1-1 1/4 cup water
optional: food coloring

Mongolian pork on plate
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For the decorations:

Nail Polish
optional: markers, acrylic paint

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In your large mixing bowl mix sifted flour, salt, oil and water. Start with just a cup of water and add more as needed but stop before dough becomes sticky.
Roll dough into desire shape and decorate with designs and markers.  We used the back of a crochet hook to make indents on the dough.
Bake dough at 300º for 1 hour (oven temperatures vary.)

Homemade Dough Art Content 3 Its A KeeperAfter the little art piece was completely cool we grabbed our favorite nail polish colors.  In this case we used pink polish and pink glitter.  We topped it off with a clear coat to add that baked on shine.

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There is so much more that can be done with this homemade dough art; add  wholes to lace ribbon after its baked, have the little ones press thumb prints in it before its baked, and add texture to the surface before it is baked using other pieces from around the house.

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