Modeling Dough

Sawdust Modeling Compound

What you need:
• 1 cup fine sawdust
• Food coloring
• Old newspaper
• Shellac or Varnish
• 1 cup thin paste or paper paste
What to do:
• If desired, dye sawdust with food coloring.
• Drain and spread on newspaper to dry before using.
• Mix sawdust and paste to a thick doughlike consistency.
• Knead until thoroughly mixed.

The amounts of paste may vary according to the kind of sawdust used. If the sawdust is coarse, more paste may be needed to obtain the proper consistency.

QUANTITY: Makes about 1 cup.
USES: Model as with clay. Articles molded with this compound have a lovely woodgrain appearance.
TO USE: Pieces of dough may be added to the basic piece by moistening and sticking them down. Within two to three days, the finished article will harden. To speed up drying bake in a 200 degree F oven for one to two hours, depending on the size of the article. To give the article a permanent finish, spray with shellac or varnish. They can also be sanded to give a smoother finish.

 

Playdough for Baking

What you need:
• 3/4 cup flour
• 1/4 cup white glue
• 1/4 cup ivory liquid SHAMPOO
• food coloring
What to do:
• Blend ingredients in a bowl
• Knead the mixture together thoroughly, dusting with flour.
• Roll dough out flat. Make it thin because it expands when baked.
• Cut the dough with small cookie cutters.
• If you wish to hang the cutouts, poke a hole through the top.
• Bake on a cookie sheet for two hours at 200 degrees F.
• When cool, decorate with acrylic or tempera paint.

Use for making nearly unbreakable miniature tree ornaments and figures.

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