Later (after I run to the craft store for string and magnets), we will hang them up and give some of the magnets away to friends. The boys had a blast and their art work turned out great. Can't wait to see the finished results.....
Salt Dough Recipe
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup salt
3/4 cup water
You can also add food coloring to it for different colors, but since we were painting them, I opted not to add the coloring.
Mix together salt, flour and water in a large mixing bowl. Knead in food coloring (optional). Continue kneading until the mixture reaches a doughy consistency. Use immediately or store in a airtight container. If you want it to dry faster, place the shapes on a cookie tray and bake in a 350* oven for about 20 mins. When they cool, you can start painting.