Peppa pig has been watched again and in the latest episode to air on our tv they are making their very own tea set with the help of the mom.
I love to make things and this sounded like an awesome challenge!
Salt dough tea party set here we come!
Our little adventure started out with me in the kitchen making salt dough the night before. By morning the dough has got a bit sticky because of our extremely humid climate. So I had the boys roll in some more flour to make it workable.
How to make salt dough – ingredients:
1 cup flour
3/4 cup salt
1/2 cup hot water
1/4 cup cooking oil
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.
Once ready we need 3 shapes to make our tea cup. a flat base which I got by rolling small ball and flattening. A large rolled out “wiggly worm” and a smaller one for the handle.
Coil the long worm around the base then smooth out with your fingers so everything is attached and then add the handle, pressing until secure.
Move to your baking sheet. We used our dehydrator for these but oven is usually the preferred method.
Continue to make the rest of the cups and saucers. For the saucer I rolled a ball flattened it and then gave it a bit of a raising edge and pinching the dough. Make a tea pot by doubling the coils and pressing a little spout. A lid and be made from rolling a ball and pressing flat then attaching a smaller ball to the top and pinching like a handle.
We also made little biscuits and poked them with a tooth pick to get the look. Those balls on the tray are left over dough which I used for play in our DIY Marble Run.
Once the salt dough tea set was dry and cooled we had a tea party with the bunnies and pipe cleaner carrots. Cause you know, that’s what bunnies eat and drink. I wonder if there is such a thing as carrot tea.
PS. Make sure the set is well dried else you will loose a handle to your tea pot like we did, when using it! (I stuck it back into the heat for another hour and all was fine)
Enjoy your salt dough tea set! Our feather trees can be found here.