Salt Dough Critters

Hello again everyone, I hope you have had a fun week at home and are staying safe and well. This week it has been a bit wet and rainy outside, so I decided to do an indoor mini beasts activity. I made a batch of salt dough, and used it to make my own minibeasts. This is how I did it.

First I measured out 2 containers of flour. I used a small yoghurt pot to measure as flour is a bit tricky to find in the shops at the moment, but this amount of flour made plenty of dough. Then I poured the flour in to a large bowl.
Then I measured out 1 container full of salt and added it to the bowl.
Next, I measured one container full of water and added it to the bowl.
Then I used a fork to mix the ingredients. When it got very tough I had to use my hands to push it together to form a dough.
I turned the dough out on to the work surface and kneaded it until it became smooth and easy to work with.
When my salt dough was ready, I used it to make my minibeasts. I decided to make a worm, a ladybird, a bee, a butterfly and a caterpillar, but you can make whatever minibeasts you want.
Now I am going to leave my minibeasts to dry, but you can put them in the oven at 140C if you want them to dry quicker. How long they take will depend on how big and thick they are, so keep an eye on them.
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