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Before you start you can print off the picture cut out page and measure the individual pieces so that you know how much salt dough you will want to prepare.
Remember that to the 27 pieces on the page you will need to make one more for a double blank piece and some extras just in case the dog is hungry.
What you will Need
A rolling pin, safety scissors, a rule or straight edge, pizza wheel or butter knife, clear setting PVA craft glue,food colouring in your favourite colour, fine sandpaper, a brush and plenty of newspaper to paint your pieces on.
From recipe two, mix about one and a quarter cups each of plain flour and salt as directed.
How to Make it.
Print the cutout page onto plain white paper and cut out around the black edges.
Place your glob of salt dough (see Salt Dough Recipe) on a large flat surface,lightly dusted with plain flour and roll out evenly until it is about 5 mm thick.
When the pieces are cool enough for you to touch you can begin to finish them.
Finishing your pieces
In a disposable container, like a paper cup or plate, put a big squirt of PVA hobby glue and add your favourite food colour, drop by drop, until it is just right.
Place your pieces on newspaper and cover their tops with at least two coats of your paint/sealer (glue and colour) leaving each coat until the last is dry to touch.
When they are all finished and dry turn them over and do the same with the other side and all the edges.
Finally, brush a thin coat of PVA glue on the front of each piece, lay down your cutouts and cover with one more coat.
You should now have a full set of Domanimals to play with. Enjoy Yourself.
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