How to Make a Mold Out of Flour

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Whether the kids need to make a mold for a school project or want to create homemade play dough, all you need to add are a few ordinary pantry ingredients to make a mold out of flour. This inedible molding clay is easy to make and you can flatten the flour mold to create a permanent cast of your child's hands, make a homemade holiday ornament or fashion it into a creative piece of art.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 cups white flour
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 cup salt
  • 4 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 2 tbsp. vegetable oil
  • Large saucepan
  • Non-stick spray
  • Large wooden mixing spoon
  • Baking sheet
  • Spray the inside of a large saucepan with non-stick cooking spray. This helps keep the flour mixture from sticking to the pot and makes cleanup easier.

  • Combine the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large saucepan. Turn the stove on medium heat. Mix the ingredients together with a large wooden mixing spoon.

  • Add the water and vegetable oil to the dry flour mixture in the saucepan. Stir with the wooden spoon to completely incorporate the oil and water into the flour.

  • Stir continuously until the mixture thickens. Remove the mixture from the heat and allow it to cool. Knead the flour mixture into the desired shape. Create a permanent mold by pouring the hot mixture onto a cookie sheet. Let it cool and press a cookie cutter into the dough to create an ornament or press your hands into the mixture to make a lasting shape. Let the mold air dry for 24 hours until it hardens.

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