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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Children Activities -- Making Statues

Sunday, March 30, 2008
One of my children's favorite activities is playing with clay. And there is no better thing for their altar is a image of the Goddess and God that they have made with their own hands. Now you can go and buy some store bought clay to use. Some of which can be fired in your home oven.
But there is an alternative that adds to the fun for the kids. You can make your own flour clay. While not as sturdy as polymer clay it is sturdy enough to sit somewhere and not break apart.

Materials Needed:

* 2 Cups Flour
* 1 Cup Salt
* 2 Tbsp Vegetable Oil
* 3/4 - 1 Cup Water

Mix together flour and salt. Add the oil and then slowly add the water and stir until you get a nice clay consistency. Once completely mixed, make into the desired shapes. Bake in a 250 degree oven for approximately 1 hour. This will vary depending on how thick you creations are. One hint, do not make shapes too thick or they will crack with baking. courtesy of about.com

So have fun with your kids making sculpted images of the Gods to decorate their altar and perhaps the family altar.

Blessed Be!

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