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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
water
waxed paper
water colour paints
paintbrushes
paper clips
water based varnish
adult (to help you use the oven)

Dough Recipe:

Ask an adult to turn the oven on to 180°C or 350°F.

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.

Craft: Name Plates

 What you do:

1. Make the dough.
 
2. 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.
 
3. Take some dough and mold it to the shape of your name plate. Using the lines that you drew as your guide.
 
4. 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.
 
5. Carefully press the letters onto your name plate. You can also add decorations (made from the dough) around your name.
 
6. Push the paper clip into the top of your name plate. This will become the hanger.
 
7. Put your name plate on a cookie sheet and bake it in the oven (until it is hard) for approximately 1 1/2 hours.
 
 8. Once your name plate is baked, allow it to cool. Then paint it with your favourite colours.
 
 9. Once the paint is dry, varnish both sides of your name plate.
 

We have lots of craft ideas for kids. Try some of these arts & crafts: Crafts, Autumn Crafts, Christmas Crafts, Earth Day Crafts, Easter Crafts, Father's Day Crafts, Halloween Crafts, Mother's Day Crafts, Spring Crafts, St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Summer Crafts, Thanksgiving Crafts & Valentine's Crafts. These activities for children will provide hours of fun.

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