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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Salt Dough Relief Map of India

We are making salt dough for a relief map of India.  To make the salt dough, you need equal parts flour and salt to which you would gradually add water to make a dough.  Be careful not to make it too sticky.

3 - 4 cups salt
3 - 4 cups flour
water as needed

*recipe and directions are from e-how

Our completed salt map

Map traced on lid

We traced our country onto the lid of a storage box - - any strong cardboard will do.  Then we shaped the country out of the dough using our outline.  We added some mountains in the north, the Deccan Plateau over much of the country and rivers.  I am going to put the whole thing in the oven on 200 degrees and let it go for a while.  Once it comes out and cools, we will paint it and the other features on the lid.
Completed Map

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