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Salt Dough Recipe and Decorations/ Masa de Sal Receta y Decoraciones

Well winter is nearly upon us, and suddenly, it is even beginning to feel that way.  Being stuck inside when we'd rather be outside doing our nature explorations led us to make some autumn and winter inspired crafts.  An attempt to hold on to autumn and infuse some last bits of her into our home.  Bueno, el invierno esta casi, y de repente se siente asi.  Teniendo que quedarnos en casa cuando queremos estar afuera en la naturaleza nos dio la idea de hacer unos crafts con el tema de esa estacion en que nos encontramos.

We had a recipe for salt dough, which is just your basic recipe (I used this years ago even, when I worked with children.)  Tuvimos una receta para masa de sal, que simplemente es la receta basica que use hace anyos cuando trabajaba con ninos.


Salt Dough
2 c. flour
1 c. salt
1 c. water

Masa de Sal
2 tazas de harina
1 taza de sal
1 taza de agua

Some recipes say to add a few spoons of oil, but it is not necessary.  You roll this out and cut with cookie cutters and bake at 200 degrees for about 2 hours. Algunas recetas indican anadir unas cucharas de aceite, pero no es necesario.  Despliegue la masa y corta con formas para galletas.  Hornear a 200 grados Farenheit por mas o menos 2 horas.  

***If you wish to hang them, you will need to put a hole in the cut out dough before baking it.***
***Si quisieras colgarlas despues, tienes que poner un pequeno agujero en ello antes de hornearlo.***

We then painted them with glossy acrylic paints, but enamel might work better.  
Las pintemos con pinturas acrilicos brillosas, pero tal vez sera mejor esmalte.


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