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Salt dough fridge magnets for hours of educational entertainment.
You will need:
1 cup of salt
1 cup of flour
3/4 cup of water
1. Combine the flour and salt in a bowl, and add the water. Mix to a dough-like consistency, turn out onto a floured surface and knead. If it is too sticky, add a handful or two more of flour.
2. Still on a floured surface, roll dough to about a 1/2cm thickness.
3. Cut dough to desired shapes with cookie cutters. We used a small circle shaped cutter and then pressed them with letters and numbers we found in our PlayDoh supplies.
4. Place shapes on baking paper on a baking tray, and bake at 100 degrees Celsius for two hours. Turn shapes after one hour in the oven.
6. Paint once cooled. Metallic paints (we found some great ones at Warehouse Stationery) work best for extra shine, or you could try sprinkling over glitter while paint is still wet. Alternatively, use an acrylic sealer, as this helps the salt dough keep - especially in humid climates.
7. Attach magnets to the back of each shape. We used some self-adhesive magnets we found at the $2 Shop, or you could glue on pieces of magnetic strip.
7. Use magnets to hold important notes pride of place on the fridge!