What kind of dough? People make this on purpose? Can't we just color a coloring page map instead? Those were my thoughts after reading the instructions in our unit study on the United Kingdom.
The silly words "fun family project" kept screaming at me from the page though and I relented and said "ok let's make a salt dough map!" Which caused delighted squeals to erupt from my hands on learner. (the other "not really a hands on" kid was excited too because this project was the last thing on our assignment list for the day. (-;)
You see, I'm not good at projects. Actually if I am being honest I loathe them. When my kids were in public school and had projects to do my husband would take the reigns because he is the one who excels at feather covered turkeys, volcano building and any kind of diorama you can think of. I on the other hand would rather make the snacks that are needed for such hard work. :-)
Since said husband was busy working this project fell into my lap. So what did I do, I fell to my knees covered my face and screamed "Nooooooooo" of course.
Ok not really, it was more along the lines of "if this is a big flop it better be a fun one". I did, however, inform my artsy girl who likes to color and paint, that I was sorry in advance for the failure that might be our salt dough map. She assured me that we could it because "I like to paint and you like to cook mom!".
Uh yeah. We'll see...
So we dove right in.
I sent the kids to the garage to search for a piece of cardboard and I pulled out the flour and the salt.