Craft: Name Plates
Make a colourful name plate to hang on your door or to give to a special friend.
This craft is made from dough (instructions for making the dough are included).
If you have dough left over, you can easily store it by putting it in a plastic
bag and storing it in the refrigerator for later use. We hope you enjoy this craft idea for kids. If you like you can also make gift name plates for your friends and family!
What you need:
- 300g salt
- 300g flour
- 1 tablespoon of oil
- waxed paper
- water colour paints
- paper clips
- water based varnish
- adult (to help you use the oven)
- Ask an adult to turn the oven on to 180°C
- Mix the salt, flour and oil together. Add
water, a little at a time, until you have a big ball of dough.
Be careful not to add too much water.
- Sprinkle some flour on the counter and kneed
the dough with your hands until you have a very smooth and elastic dough. If your dough is too dry, add a little more water.
What you do:
- Make the dough.
- Draw the shape of your name plate on the
waxed paper. It could be in the shape of an oval, rectangle,
square or some other shape.
- Take some dough and mold it to the shape
of your name plate. Using the lines that you drew as your guide.
- Make the letters of your name by rolling
out some thin snakes shapes of dough. Shape each of your snakes
into a letter from your name.
- Carefully press the letters onto your name
plate. You can also add decorations (made from the dough) around
- Push the paper clip into the top of your
name plate. This will become the hanger.
- Put your name plate on a cookie sheet and
bake it in the oven (until it is hard) for approximately 1 1/2
- Once your name plate is baked,
allow it to cool. Then paint it with your favourite colours.
- Once the paint is dry, varnish
both sides of your name plate.