Prepping a lot of Salt Dough

So what does plain flour+ salt + vegetable oil+ water equals?

Salt dough

We had to quite a lot of it, we made about 190 amounts of these…. https://flic.kr/p/rYC7Ha .

We found out that two bags of salt and flour wasn’t going to cut it, so we had to go back to the shops and have a quick calculation what will make enough models for our piece. We came up with this:

  • 12 bags salt
  • 6 bags plain flour
  • 2 bottles of vegetable oil

And three rolls of cling film to keep the dough fresh.

https://flic.kr/p/rjgADz

Overall it cost £12.

We did have some difficulty with some of the batches… some were too oily or to sloppy or even to dry! We soon sorted it out with trial and error with having 190 in 4 hours.

https://flic.kr/p/rYC3YM

I did have some problems making the salt dough as we were working with to ingredients that are very dry, so someone who has eczema it didn’t take long for my hands to crack and feel sore, so I had to stop and have another job and wrap the salt dough in cling film. The way I will resolve this problem for next time will be wearing gloves.

So for next time we will be buying, probably a little more than we did for the rehearsal so we can have about 400 worth or so. I will be wearing gloves and we will have more a sustain batch of salt dough from the recipe.

Next blog will be talking and evaluating on the rehearsal and what we learnt from the experience…

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