Salt Dough Football

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

 

It’s football season! Here’s a fun craft to keep your kids busy during the game. Make this fun mini football into a magnet for the fridge or even a good luck charm for watching the game!

You will need

1 cup salt

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup water

brown and white acrylic paint

paintbrush

football cookie cutter or kitchen knife

toothpick

IMPORTANT NOTE: This recipe for salt dough makes a lot of projects. If you only plan on making a few, cut this recipe into fourths or in half. 

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What you do

Preheat oven to 250 F. Mix together, salt, flour, and water until a dough is formed. Knead the dough on a floured surface until the mixture is elastic and smooth. If dough is too sticky, sprinkle with flour, continue to do so until stickiness is gone. BE CAREFUL. Do not add too much flour, this will dry out the dough and will cause it to crack before you get a chance to bake it. THIS DOUGH IS NOT EDIBLE, though it won’t hurt you or your kids, it just won’t taste very good! Roll dough flat with a rolling pin, about 1/4″ – 1/2″ thick. Use cookie cutter to cut out footballs. If you don’t have a cookie cutter, simply use a kitchen knife (with parental supervision!). Use toothpick to draw on lace lines and border lines at each end (see photo). Be sure to do this step BEFORE baking. Bake for approximately 2 – 2.5 hours. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. For best results, allow to cool and dry overnight, or for at least 4 hours. Paint footballs with two coats of brown paint, allowing to dry in between coats. When dry, use white paint to carefully paint the laces and borders, use a toothpick if you prefer. Let dry.

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Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.


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