Making Salt Dough
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1/2 water
- Mix flour and salt together well with a fork. 2.
- Add water in a tbsp at a time. Continue to mix until a dough starts to form.
- Once it’s too hard to stir with a fork, remove from bowl and knead into a ball.
- The dough should not stick to your fingers or feel grainy.
- Roll dough onto parchment paper and cut into shapes
- Create away!
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees and bake your pieces for 2 hrs.
- Let cool completely then decorate!
What to Make
Use your finger to create a spiral, or you can print a template available onine. If you print out a template, poke the lines with a tack, paperclip, or sharp pencil then use your finger starting in the middle to press an indent for your to trace following the lines. It’s okay if you make a mistake, every labyrinth is unique! You want one continuous path with no dead ends. Just follow the flow. Paint it any way you like!
If you’ve visited the labyrinth at Kintail before, you might be familiar with ways to use it for mindfulness. Try tracing your finger slowly towards the middle reflecting on or praying for guidance with things that are worrying you. Once you reach the middle take a few deep breathes, and as you start to trace back out of the center think about all the things you are thankful for and offer God gratitude for the blessings in your life. There are many other ways to use a labyrinth for reflection, check back in for a blog post all about mindfulness for more ideas!
Create 9 pieces (you can use a cookie cutter or just make a round squished ball) then paint an X on one side and an O on the other! You can use the dough to create a grid for your game, or you can get creative! Use sticks, sidewalk chalk, plates, or anything else under the sun to let you play in unique spaces!
Sculptures, pottery, picture-frames, anything under the sun! Get creative, have fun, and show us what you make!