In the modern world, security and naturalnessmaterials, with which children work, becomes more and more significant. And the recipes, and the ability to cook them at home, are of particular value. This article describes how to make a dough for practicing modeling with children with their own hands. Everyone who has ever tried to do it loves modeling. Babies in kindergarten and absolutely adult aunts and uncles. Everyone is pleased to work with plastic materials, pinch pieces, knead, shape and create whole compositions. In the course are plasticine, clay, dough, gypsum and much more. Most of these products can be purchased at handicraft shops. But it is much more interesting to create a material for modeling at home by yourself. And for children it is also safer. Parents or caregivers can be completely confident in the ingredients for modeling. In their environmental friendliness and harmlessness. One such material is a dough for modeling. Its composition is extremely simple. The safest option for children is water, salt and flour. When adults are engaged in molding, they can optionally add glue for wallpaper, PVA, vegetable oil, starch, dyes and even hand cream to the dough. Necessary ingredients:
- Flour. It is necessary to use the most usual, without various additives. Flour for cooking pancakes will not work. Baking powder included in its composition, will contribute to the fact that the product will increase in volume and crack;
- Salt. The dining room "Extra" is the best. The usual food and iodine is too large and contains dark particles. They will not be able to dissolve completely, they will shine and give the finished product an inaccurate look;
- Water. It is best to use very cold or icy water for making dough;
- Potato starch increases the plasticity of the dough;
- Different types of glues (PVA, wallpaper, etc.) give the products strength. They need to be stirred in water.
By creative impulse or in accordance withrecipe can add other ingredients. For example, vegetable oil or even hand cream. They, like starch, increase the plasticity of the dough for molding. For the same purposes, water can be replaced with a kissel. For its manufacture it is necessary to take:
- Water 1 tbsp. + 1/3 st (for diluting the starch);
- Starch 1 tbsp.
In boiling water pour in, diluted with coldwater, starch. The liquid should thicken and become transparent. Then remove it from the fire. Cool and mix instead of water with flour and salt. Undoubtedly, colored products will look more interesting, effective and attractive. You can color ready-made figures or sculptfrom the color test. There are several methods of coloring. You can take watercolor or gouache. And you can add food dyes to the dough for modeling. For greater safety and ecological compatibility, it is better to use natural natural dyes. Juices of beets or carrots perfectly convey their hues. For a greater variety, you can mix them in different proportions. In magnificent green shades, the dough will color the juice of greenery, a deep chocolate color will create cocoa or coffee. Soot will give a rich black color. Dilute the colorant with water and then knead the dough. You can make a dough with a different color intensity, and some do not paint at all. In the future, this can be useful for creating different shades. It is important to remember that the color will become lighter when the product dries. The position will save the artistic varnish. He will give the surface of the craft a beautiful gloss and make the colors brighter. Those who do not like shine on products, you can use matting varnish. How to knead the dough for modeling on a classic recipe. It will take:
- Deep tank;
Begin to knead in a deep bowl toforming a lump. Continue mixing on the work surface. Sift flour. First, pour in salt and pour in some of the water. After the final dissolution of the salt, add flour. If the plasticity of the dough is insufficient, water can be added. If the dough is too soft add flour and salt, observing the proportions. The quality of the dough for molding directly depends on the duration of the kneading. The longer you knead, the better. Ready dough for modeling does not stick to your hands and does not crumble. Color dough is obtained uniformly shade. Ready dough should be wrapped in a food film and put in the refrigerator. You can store it for not more than a month.