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    Default Experience with salt dough?

    Does anyone know how long it stays good for? Ive heard it can crack & crumble after a while...

    Im wanting to make finger print ornaments for Christmas pressies from ds - does anyone know if I make them now will they still be good come Christmas?

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    They should be fine, Spidey
    I personally didn't like the salt dough though. It doesn't really set very nice. It was quite gritty, if that makes sense? And not very nice to work with. I'd go for a clay, personally crayola makes a.moulding clay that can be coloured in with textas that is pretty nice!

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    I have a recipe that uses oil, salt, flour, cream of tartar. You boil it until it becomes thick and stops sticking to the side of the pan. It has been in an air tight container in my fridge for 5 months and still fine,

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaC View Post
    They should be fine, Spidey
    I personally didn't like the salt dough though. It doesn't really set very nice. It was quite gritty, if that makes sense? And not very nice to work with. I'd go for a clay, personally crayola makes a.moulding clay that can be coloured in with textas that is pretty nice!
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    I made some... I agree though, they are a bit gritty. But cute & cost me nothing which is a good thing for us right now!

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    Varnish them

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztik View Post
    Varnish them
    Will give that a shot ! Thanks

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    I have salt dough Christmas ornaments that are about three years old and still going! They are kept in a ziploc bag between Christmas's and I glued a cardboard cutout to the back to give them a little reinforcment with the string.

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    Sorry, me again! I just double checked and this one was made in 2006. And there is a crack around the hole so I'm glad I had the cardboard on the back.



    I used this recipe:

    2 cups plain flour
    1 cup salt
    1 cup water
    colour if desired

    Combine all ingredients to a firm dough. Roll and cut. Bake on greaseproof paper on a tray for 3hrs or until dry at 130 degrees celcius. Let cool and decorate. Store in air tight container.

    Happy crafting.

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    I have ones that my brother and I made in 1987 they were varnished and stored in air tight containers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Myztik View Post
    I have ones that my brother and I made in 1987 they were varnished and stored in air tight containers.
    Now that is cool! It has staying power, only thing besides the cockroaches to survive a nuke!

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