As you know, young children need constant development, but what develops fine motor skills of children? Of course, this is modeling. However clay and clay are dangerous for the child, because the children put everything in their mouths in their mouths. Excellent safe replacement of traditional materials - salted dough.
The material will create any work. Children from one and a half years under the strict guidance of the older generation can create simple figures from a salted dough. And the older children - various crafts, souvenirs, compositions and stuff, what their imagination is capable of.
Table of contents of the article:
- Mix the salted dough (instruction)
- How can I tell if the dough is ready?
- We create together with the child
- Photo of salted dough pieces
Mix the salted dough (instruction)
On the Internet, there are many options for making a salted dough for every taste. The recipe from our site:
- A glass of salt (about 200 grams) is mixed with 2 glasses of flour, and diluted with water (half a glass), knead the dough.
- If you plan to create relief figures, then add starch.
- Ready to put the dough in a cool room for at least 2 hours, pre-wrapped with polyethylene.
If you want colored figures, you can decorate ready-made figures, and you can make a colored dough. To do this, mix the dough with coffee, carrot juice or beetroot, food coloring, paints and the like.
How can I tell if the dough is ready?
- If the dough sticks to your hands or drags hard, you need to add flour. And if crumbling, then add water.
- Dough should keep the shape and not blur. We check this way - roll the ball and make grooves in it.
If you are not confident in your abilities, then first look at the master class.
We create together with the child
Molding takes place on a special board or tray. Prepare a small rolling pin, for rolling the dough, a brush, in order to wet the dough with water, as well as other parts, depends on the direction of your work. For example, paints, beads, threads and stuff.
If you are first engaged in modeling with the baby, choose simple schemes that the child would be easy and interesting to do.
First, you can show the child how it's done, then show it with his own hands, and then give the child the opportunity to create a figure on his own.
To develop the baby, you can together come up with fabulous stories about the sculpted character. For example, having blinded a caterpillar, you can create the whole family, and then play it.
You can see a master class on making caterpillars from salted dough on our website.
Beautiful toy for the Christmas tree:
1. Make colored pieces of dough in advance.
2. Roll them out nicely, use shapes to make figures of the required format.
3. Make a small hole for the thread. If you make a lot of holes, then you will have an openwork figure.
4. Decorate the product. This can be done with the help of cereals, shells, buttons and so on (only plastic can not be used). On the layer of glue you can sprinkle with glitter, varnish.
Create a souvenir fingerprint of the pen or legs of your child. On the back, write how old the child was. Photo footprint of puff pastry.
With our master classes you can create original compositions from salted dough, which will be the best gift for any holiday, and also create a cozy atmosphere in the house.
Photo of salted dough pieces
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