This week I had some fun with the boys making salt dough easter eggs!
For us it is more about the process than the result, but sometimes the result can be just as awesome!
- 1 cup flour
- 3/4 cup salt
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/4 cup cooking oil
- Food coloring
Mix up the ingredients in a bowl with a spoon and separate the mixture into smaller bowls to add a few drops of food coloring. Stir some more with the spoon then mix thoroughly with your hands until the color is even. Sometimes it’s necessary to add an extra bit of flour as you want the mixture to be firm and not too sticky.
Roll the salt dough in the palm of your hand and press into an egg like shape. You may have to do this a few times if you have a toddler like mine, poke poke poke. It is best to place the newly formed salt dough easter eggs directly on the wax paper.
You can either leave the salt dough easter eggs out to dry naturally or speed up the process with an oven by baking on a low heat for 2/3 hours. I was fortunate enough to have a dehydrator from a friend still so stuck them in there for 2 or 3 hours.
Using our Paper Mache Bowl as the nest, we added some brown pipe cleaners for the nesting material.
The salt dough easter eggs in a paper mache bowl for a nest is a bit hit!
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