American Girl dolls need to eat, so we decided to whip them up some fake fruit (oranges, strawberries, and cherries). We used the following recipe to make the dough (which I found here), a big plus is that it's MICROWAVABLE, so we didn't have to wait a day to start painting. Then we used tubes of watercolor paints (similar to these) to color the shapes. For the strawberries we added green felt leaves and for the cherries we made holes in the dough and then added cut green pipe cleaners with glue on the bottom.
Salt Dough Recipe:
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water 1 cup of flour
1. Add the water slowly to the salt and flour. Knead until a dough forms.
2. Microwave for about 3 minutes to dry. If the dough is still wet then reheat in 20 second increments.
Post by Darcy : bedtimemonsters.blogspot.com