Clay Donuts (bakery project, 2)

Our bakery project is in full swing now. Every day kids add more and more ideas and creations to their bakery.

Now they realized we need donuts. So  we decided to bake some. We had some vanilla clay I made for the kids to play with… and we figured, if we make donuts out of it and dry it in the oven, it should work well. And it did.

We made our clay like this:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 teaspoons of cream of tartar
  • 2 cups of water
  • 2 teaspoons of oil
  • vanilla
  • some yellow food coloring (and a little bit of red and blue)

You can either heat it up in a pan until is stops being so sticky. Or you can put it all on a plate and heat it up in a microwave. We tried both and the microwave is easier, though it takes longer and you need to flip it and knead it couple of times, every 1-2 minutes or so.

Then we made small balls of our clay, turned them into snakes and turned those into donuts. We made a lot of other stuff too – hot dogs, cakes, muffins, brownies…

I put it all in the oven (180F) for couple of hours, until it seemed dry enough. Easy and ot smelled so good!

Next day we got our acrylic paint and painted our donuts. Then added some glue on top and sprinkled them with our tiny gems. I sprayed it with acrylic gloss spray overnight and now they decorate our bakery. So pretty and so small 🙂


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