J is working on a project about Washington State, and as his visual he decided to make a salt dough map.
First he traced the state outline onto cardboard.
Then we mixed the saltdough. We used a recipe of 2 parts flour, one part salt, and one part water. He rolled it out to fill the state outline, and then added mountain ranges.
When it dried he painted it,
added the Columbia River, and added some 3-D replicas of things native to Washington (the Space Needle, a ferry boat, a salmon, and an apple tree.)
He had a lot of fun on this project.