Waita

Waita is the star associated with the ocean and the many kinds of food Maori gather from the sea.


Create your own ocean of sea creatures

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Can you follow this recipe to make salt dough, and then create your own ocean of sea creatures?

Salt dough “Creatures of the Sea”

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • ¾ cup of water

Method

  1. In a large bowl mix salt and flour together.
  2. Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
  3. Turn the dough onto the bench and knead with your hands until smooth and combined.
  4. Make your creations using the salt dough.
  5. Place the salt dough

Tips

  • Store your salt dough in an airtight container as it keeps well for a few days.
  • You can paint your creations with acrylic paints and seal with varnish or polyurethane spray.
  • Salt dough can also be aired dried and is an alternative to oven drying.
  • Involve the students in making the salt dough