Tuesday, December 7, 2010


2 cups Pillsbury BEST All Purpose Flour or Unbleached Flour
1 Cup Morton Salt
3/4 Cup Water

Heat oven to 350 F. Grease large cookie sheet.
Spoon flour into measuring cup. level off.
In large bowl combine flour and salt , blend well
Gradually add water,stir untill stiff dough forms
add up to 1/4 cup additional water if necessary
untill all ingredients are moistened
knead dough for 5 minutes or untill smooth.

A few drops of food coloring can be added-knead to blend
to make ahead- prepare dough- wrap in airtight container or bag
store up to five days in refrigerator-to use refrigerated dough-
let warm to room temperature.knead 4 -5 times untill smooth

Ornaments: Work with 1/3 of dough-roll out on lightly floured
surface to 1/4 inch thickness.keep remaining dough covered in airtight
plastic.Use floured cookie cutters or a sharp knife(you can also use wire)
Place cut outs (objects) on greased cookie sheet.repeat with remaining dough.
BAKE at 350 F for 30-45 minutes or untill light golden brown. cool on wire racks

Snowmen -shape  one - 2 inch ball  of dough-and one--1 inch ball of dough
and two 1/4 inch balls of dough
Place 2" ball on greased cookie sheet.
moisten edge of ball and place 1 inch ball against it gently pushing balls together
moisten one edge of each ball and gently press into each side for arms.you can also
add nose and eyes mouth buttons ect by same method
bake at 350 F 35 to 45 minutes on greased cookie sheet
or untill firm to the touch.
turn off oven let stand in warm oven two hours to finish drying.
decorate as desired using paints,scraps of ribbon or fabric for scarves
felt for hat.
you can also purchase hat and broom at craft stores.you can glue fabrics

Use your imagination -- you can make all sorts of things with this clay
Frames/candy canes/coasters/beads/other decorations to glue onto frames
wreaths ect..if you make something to hang make hole or attach hook before
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