Thursday, March 10, 2011

Salt Dough Lego Friends

People, I have been sick. The kind of sick that makes the thought of getting out of bed to go to the bathroom seem like the most exhausting thing in the world! It is just a cold, but a cold that has taken everything out of me! After three days in bed, I finally feel a bit more like myself.

So I apologize for the lack of posts. And this project is not an original either. Seems my creative juices have stalled due to said cold.

Luckily, Ashley, from Under The Sycamore had a fun guest post on Grace Laced yesterday that showed how to make salt dough mini Lego figures. Mr. P. is currently obsessed with Legos. He spends hours building intricate ships and planes and then acting out these elaborate scenes, mostly with his Star Wars Lego figures, so I knew this project would be a hit.

And on our last trip to Legoland we happened to pick up a mini Lego ice mold, which also served as our salt dough mold.

I followed the recipe from my own salty dough holiday ornaments.

Then we filled the molds with first flour (since the mold is kind of small, it's tricky to get the sticky dough out), then dough and then with a flick of the wrist, we popped them out. A few were beheaded in the process so we had to start over. 

Instead of baking them, I microwaved them in thirty second increments. It took about 2 1/2 minutes. I then let them cool and got out the paint. 

I used a combination of tempera paint as well as washable paint. Both seemed to work fine, but the tempera definitely left more vibrant colors. 

Then we painted away and let dry! 

Besides the fact that when they were all dry little Doodlebop thought they were cookies and tried to eat them, it was a successful and easy afternoon project!

1 comment:

  1. What a cute idea! I am using that mold right now to make crayons for Riley's lego party that is coming up. Love the salt dough idea!


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