I began creating dough ornaments as a child around our kitchen table. Mom provided a homespun recipe of 1 cup of flour to 1/2 cup of salt ratio, and enough water to form a play dough consistency. My sister and I spent hours imagining and creating.
Years later, my sister and I started an arts and craft business and salt dough art sculptures was one of my contributions. Throughout the years, my children, their friends, and now my grandchildren gather around the table to make salt dough art sculptures.
When I was a teacher, I enjoyed bringing the craft into my classroom right before the holidays. Students delighted in forming the dough into designs. They often reported of continuing the craft at home.Another memorable experience related to salt dough art was an email I received from a young women who was like a daughter to me while I lived in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We had lost contact over the years and since that time her mother, one of my former close friends, died of breast cancer. This made her unexpected email so precious to receive:
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