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Leaf Tile

Leaf Tile

What You’ll Need:

  • 125g Plain Flour
  • 125g Salt
  • 75ml Warm Water
  • Splash of Cooking Oil
  • Bowl, Spoon & Rolling Pin
  • Table Knife
  • Leaves
  • Paint & Brushes

 Getting into the Activity

Discover the different shapes, sizes and textures of leaves by creating leaf tiles from salt dough.

  • Mix the salt and the flour together. Gradually add the warm water (not hot/boiling) and continue mixing.
  • Form into a dough (this may need a little while of kneading the dough first) and then place on a lightly floured surface. Roll out the dough using a rolling pin until about 1cm thick.
  • Gently press a leaf into the dough (vein side down). Carefully pull the leaf away and it should leave an imprint of the leaf in the dough.
  • Use a table knife to cut around the leaf into a tile shape. This could become a coaster or even a hanging ornament, so think about the shape you’d like to make with your leaf. If creating a hanging tile, you’ll need to pierce a small hole near the top of the tile to hang string from later.
  • The tile can now be left to air dry (this can take a couple of day) or can be placed in the oven at 100°c for two hours.
  • Finish off the tile the following week by using paints to decorate the tile into a colourful design / pattern.

Keeping Everyone Safe 

  • Activity MUST be supervised by a leader or parent/carer at ALL times.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST assess risk before taking part.
  • A leader or parent/carer MUST ensure that current Government guidelines are followed at all times (including social distancing, travel etc).
  • Shared equipment should be kept to a minimum and everyone should sanitise their hands before and after the activity.
  • Please take care with knives.
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