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February 26, 2013

The Kitchen Workshop ...Crafts...Craft Dough Easter Projects

Easter Projects from Craft Dough

Salt Dough Easter Egg Box Salt Dough Lidded Decorative Easter Egg

Time Requirement:.

1 hour or so to make;
1 to 3 days to air dry

Tools Required:
  • Measuring Cup
  • Saucepan
  • Big Spoon
  • Rolling pin
  • Small sharp knife
  • Plastic two piece Egg (to use as a mold)
  • Plastic Wrap
  • toothpick
  • drinking straw

    Materials Required:
  • Cornstarch
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Flour
  • Food Colouring (optional)

    Completed Salt Dough Easter BasketEaster Basket made from Salt Dough

    Salt Dough Easter Eggs
    You Can Make little Easter Eggs from Coloured Salt Dough Scraps

    Salt Dough Flowers
    You Can Also Fashion Little Flowers from the Salt Dough Scraps..put a toothpick in the end before drying and you can use them in displays.

    Dipping the completed, dried, craft dough ornaments into parowax
    creates a lovely sheen to the pieces and helps preserve them against moisture in the air.

  • Easter Egg Box, Basket, and Easter Eggs from Cornstarch Salt Dough
    • Make the Cornstarch Salt Dough Recipe

    • Assemble your tools; rolling pin, small sharp knife, egg mold, toothpicks, and drinking straw, cookie cutters.

    • Tint the dough as many colours as you would like with food colouring.Salt Dough Craft Ingredients
      steps 1-4 making salt dough Easter Egg Box
    • For the Egg Box, roll out the dough to between 1/8" and 1/4" thickness, inbetween two sheets of plastic wrap

    • Remove the plastic wrap from the top of the rolled dough

    • pinch little pieces of other colours of salt dough and arrange them on top of the rolled dough to look like a decorated Easter Egg.

    • Put plastic wrap on top again and roll flat, leave it on.

    • Pick up the dough by the bottom plastic wrap and flip the dough into top half of the egg mold. Remove the plastic wrap that was on the bottom

    • gently press the dough into the mold then trim the edges flush with the mold.
      Steps 5-8 making salt dough Easter Egg Box
    • Do the same for the bottom half.

    • Let dry for a day or so, while still in the mold, until it can hold its shape

    • Pack the inside of the egg halves with plastic wrap, remove the dough from the mold and let sit until dry enough to hold its shape. At that point, you can remove the plastic wrap and bake the dough in a 170°f oven to speed the drying process turn the halves over frequently during the process.

      To Make An Easter Basket
      Steps 1-4 Salt Dough Easter Basket
    • Roll coloured salt dough into long strips.

    • Place Saran Wrap on working counter, arrange four long strips of the dough like spokes of a wheel, then weave other strips in a circle around, like a basket (see diagram above)

    • Pick up the Saran Wrap and woven dough strips, and place into a bowl.

    • Let the woven dough strips sit in the bowl until dry enough to hold their shape (could be a day or two), then remove from the bowl, remove the plastic wrap and let sit until completely dry. At this point you can bake them in a preheated 170°f oven to speed the drying process... turn the basket over frequently during the process. When completely dry you can dip in melted parowax if desired.

    Note:For More Easter Celebration Ideas and Recipes, Click Here...