|"The sun rising" and "A face cake because tomorrow's my birthday!"|
Woody Wood Dough is dough made with sawdust, flour, liquid starch and water. It has a gritty texture and dries as hard as a piece of wood. I collect wood things for the kids to make their sculptures with. I have found this dough works best as the base for an additive sculpture. If you have another idea of how to use it let me know PLEASE!
1 cup of sifted sawdust (I get mine at Lowes from the wood cutting vacuum)
1/2 cup of four
1 Tbs. liquid starch
1 cup of water
Mix all ingredients until a stiff dough is formed.
Dry for 2-3 days.
I hope you noticed this art work is "labeled." I ask students what they are making and if they can't write I "label" or "title" the art work. This helps with their literacy and communication skills. Many of the little ones will start to be able to read back their own labels because they "wrote" it! I label their art work with no outside help (shout out to me!) I also think it makes their work more meaningful because adults actually interact with it instead of just walking by and saying "that's nice." It CAN be done I promise just wear your sneakers that day!