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:: The Starfish ::

Here is a craft you will totally love for summertime...
I think this Salt Dough Starfish Garland from Desperate Craft Wives 
would be the perfect decoration for a summer, or poolside party!

What You Need:
Salt Dough: Mix 2 Cups All-Purpose Flour, 
1 Cup Salt, 
and 3/4 to 1 Cup of Water
 Heavy Twine

How You Make It:
Take a chunk of the dough and roll it into a ball. 
On a lightly floured surface, use hands to flatten ball.
Once you have your circle of dough, 
use a toothpick to press marks into the dough 
where the arms of the starfish will be. 

Remove dough between markings and use hands 
to round and shape the starfish form.
Use toothpick to make long indentation in center of each leg 
and to poke small holes up and down arms of starfish.
Poke hole in top of starfish 

Let dry, either by allowing to air dry, or by baking 
in a 200 degree oven for several hours until hardened.

Once dried and cooled, apply coat of acrylic sealant.
Tie small loop through hole at top of starfish with twine 
so the starfish will hang flat when suspended.
String starfish on strand of jute to make garland.

Doesn't that look both fun and easy! 
Please be sure to visit her site-she has so many 
really cool crafts she shares... you will love it! 

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