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  1. Eve
    August 16, 2014

    Just one thing I’d like to say, my art teacher always said to add the colour to the white paint, not the other way around as you have said in this article. The reason for this is that it takes so much more white paint to add to the colour, than if you add the colour to the white paint. I don’t know about you, but I can’t afford to waste my expensive art stuff.

  2. Deborah
    August 10, 2014

    What a fantastic idea, perfect for when we do our beach/summer theme at preschool! Question, can this dough be made the night before and used the next day?

    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      August 10, 2014

      I don’t know if you can make it the night before since I’ve always used it right away. The dough does dry out quickly if you don’t leave a damp cloth over the unused portion. Maybe you could place it in an air tight container with a damp cloth over it to keep it from drying out. If you try it, let me know how it works.

  3. Cynthia Howe
    August 8, 2014

    My aunt had this recipe back in the 60’s, she would make it up, and my cousins and I would make play food with it. A drop or two of food coloring added to a small amount of dough worked well. We made bacon, eggs, peas, etc. This recipe doesn’t crack like the salt dough does.

    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      August 8, 2014

      I’m going to try the food coloring and make some ornaments for the holidays. I love the idea of making play food and I totally agree…so much better than salt dough.

  4. christine
    August 7, 2014

    Love this. Does anyone know how they will hold up over time? Will they last forever? If anyone knows, please e-mail me.

    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      August 8, 2014

      I don’t know if they will last forever, but I sprayed some ornaments I made from earlier this year with a clear acrylic spray and they seem fine. I’m sure they would last for several years if stored in a dry place.

  5. Cindy @Your Kids OT
    August 6, 2014

    This looks amazing and relatively simple to do. Will be pinning to do in the future. Thanks!

  6. Missy @ Dot-to-Dot Connections
    August 6, 2014

    I’ve never heard of baking soda dough! What a great idea! I love your idea of putting it in a shadow box too! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Amanda
    August 6, 2014

    Hi Erlene :) I just wanted to stop by and let you know that i had featured your post on my Facebook page and it has been a HUGE hit. So far there are over 3,000 shares on the post :) Just wanted to say thanks for a fun tutorial! https://www.facebook.com/CraftsbyAmanda/photos/a.353593675216.349539.323548680216/10154478289520217/?type=1

    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      August 7, 2014

      Hi Amanda,
      Wow thank you so much for the share! It definitely brought a lot of traffic to the blog and it’s greatly appreciated. Headed over to your FB page now.

  8. Eva@Whole Food Mom on a Budget
    July 24, 2014

    This is an awesome project, thanks so much for sharing at Savoring Saturdays! I’ll be featuring your post when the party goes live at 7 pm on Friday. I hope you join us again!

    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      July 24, 2014

      Thanks so much Eva. It’s always exciting to be featured and I’ll definitely be stopping by. Thanks again!

  9. Tiffany
    July 22, 2014

    Hello, I found this post from the Sundays at Home Link Up, and I’m so glad I did. What a neat project! I had no idea this was possible. We have a beach themed bathroom, and this post gives me more decoration ideas!

    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      July 22, 2014

      Hi Tiffany. Thank you for stopping by. We have a sea themed bathroom too. Love to see what you do with this idea.

  10. Jennie
    July 17, 2014

    This is so cool!! i love it
    Come link up with me today!
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    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      July 18, 2014

      Thanks for the visiting and the invite. I’ve linked up.

  11. Bobbi
    July 7, 2014

    Thanks so much for linking up at Teach Me Tuesdays last week. Your link is very much appreciated! Hope to see you again, starts tonight @ 8pm CST. 3glol.net
    Have a great week!

  12. Kimberly
    July 7, 2014

    I need to this! Pinned. Thanks so much for being a part of our party! Please join us tonight at 7 pm. We love having YOU! loulougirls.blogspot(dot)com/
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  13. Debra @ MsMoozys Open House
    July 7, 2014

    This is awesome, love the beachy theme so this is great. I just wanted to let you know that I will be featuring this post on Tuesday with a Twist link party this week, stop by for a peek. Have a blessed day. :-)

  14. Emily
    July 6, 2014

    This is an awesome idea! Your starfish looks real! I absolutely love this idea! Pinning. :) Thanks for sharing at Much Ado About Monday this week!

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  15. Easy Life Meal & Party Planning
    July 2, 2014

    We just love this project – it is adorable and being featured on this week’s Four Seasons party. Congrats!

  16. Susan
    July 2, 2014

    I love your tutorial. I have made salt dough ornaments in the past and they curled up when baking and I didn’t really love it as a medium. I definitely want to give this a try.
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    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      July 2, 2014

      These don’t do that and they are so easy to work with. I love baking soda dough so much more than salt dough.

  17. Michelle from Weekend Craft
    July 2, 2014

    These are so fun! I have to try this! Pinning for later. Thanks so much for linking up last week at Creative Spark Link Party! Hope you stop by again today! http://bit.ly/1vvIGjo
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  18. Kristina and Millie
    July 1, 2014

    These are so neat! I love the beach and all things beachy, this is a perfect use of the dough! Thanks for linking up to Snickerdoodle Sunday! Hope to see you again next week! – Kristina
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  19. Steph
    July 1, 2014

    Ohhh, Ahhhh! This is so pretty. And it sounds simple too! Thanks for linking up at My Favorite Things Saturdays!
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  20. Connie Idyllwild
    July 1, 2014

    Dropping by from Lou Lou Girls. Loved it, pinned it!!

  21. Alexis @ Persia Lou
    July 1, 2014

    These are great! You did a really great job with your sculpting. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Makers!

  22. Sabine
    July 1, 2014

    Erlene, I so love this. I love beach decor and have made a few things recently, but I never thought I could make my own star fish. This is great! I am pinning this.Thanks for sharing. — Sabine

  23. Amy | The Happy Scraps
    June 30, 2014

    How fun! This sound pretty easy, and I’m thinking it would be such a fun activity with my boys. Thank you for sharing at The Creative Exchange!
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  24. Lauryn
    June 30, 2014

    This looks amazing! My daughter will just be so very excited when she sees them!

  25. Beverly
    June 30, 2014

    What a clever idea. Never heard of baking soda dough before. Sounds like a great idea to do with my grand kids.
    Bev
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  26. patsy
    June 30, 2014

    Great project! I’ve made a lot of stuff with baking soda dough and they last for years. I made a nativity set with and it’s still around. I made jewelry, letters, etc. The only thing is you can’t make intricate stuff. I’m looking for an easy recipe for that. Thanks for sharing! Patsy from Patsypat blogspot
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  27. Julie
    June 30, 2014

    I’ve never seen this before, looks fun and a great thing to do with kids. Adding essential oils sounds nice too.
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  28. Linda B
    June 29, 2014

    Those look really neat – we have cats so I think they’d eat or play with them, but I repinned it and will pass it on.

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  29. Melissa Spriggs
    June 29, 2014

    Love!!!! I am pinning to make these very soon!
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  30. Megan Walker
    June 29, 2014

    This is so awesome, Erlene! It would be perfect decor in my Florida apartment : )
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  31. Natashalh
    June 29, 2014

    I love the sea shapes! I’m still looking for a few decorations for our DIY outdoor Hawaiian wedding. These could be perfect! Visiting from the DIY Sunday Showcase. =)
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    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      June 29, 2014

      What a great idea to make shapes to decorate your wedding with. Maybe you could even make them into ornaments for your guests to take home. Thanks for coming over.

  32. Julia@Happy House and Home
    June 27, 2014

    SOOOO cute! I love the starfish Erlene! :)
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    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      June 28, 2014

      Thanks Julia :-)

  33. Kristina & Millie
    June 27, 2014

    totally neat! Glad that person shared this recipe! love your little star fish :) I will have to check the other comments, wondering if you can add color when making or cooling?
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    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      June 27, 2014

      Yes, you can add color and essential oil scents. Go to the Argo website…I just found their site. Their recipe is slightly different, but they colored the dough with food color/Rit dye.

  34. namee
    June 27, 2014

    double AA! adorable awesome!!!

    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      June 27, 2014

      Thank you!

  35. Dee
    June 26, 2014

    I’ll have to try this! We usually use salt dough, but this looks like it’s smoother. I love your creations–very cute! :)
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    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      June 27, 2014

      It is a lot smoother and not as rough on the hands when playing with it. Hope you try it.

  36. Amy Espinosa
    June 26, 2014

    What a great craft idea Erlene! Thank you for sharing!
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    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      June 27, 2014

      Thanks Amy. It was a fun project for myself and the girls.

  37. Gaye @CalmHealthySexy
    June 26, 2014

    Those turned out great, Erlene! What a good idea.
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    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      June 27, 2014

      Thanks Gaye :-)
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  38. Audrey
    June 26, 2014

    Oh, this is Argo/Kingsford Play Clay! I never thought of leaving it white and make sea shells with it. Very pretty.

    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      June 26, 2014

      Never heard of Argo play clay, but I ran over to see it. They add in oil too…I wonder if it makes a difference? Will have to give it a try next time. Thanks for visiting.

  39. Crystal
    June 26, 2014

    You know I remember years ago we used this dough in Girl Scouts. I loved the way it feels so soft when it’s cured. Thanks for the recipe! :-)

    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      June 26, 2014

      It is such a fun medium to work with and I’m so glad to now have it in my recipe bag. Thanks for stopping by.

  40. Emily
    June 26, 2014

    This is so smart! They probably feel a lot like the real-life ones too with that bit of grittiness. Pinned!

    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      June 26, 2014

      It does feel somewhat rough when you add texture to them. Thanks for pinning.

  41. Elizabeth
    June 25, 2014

    It always crack me up, Erlene, that I end up here through a linky, even when I don’t realize I am picking Pinterventures!! Ha. We must have some similar tastes because it has happened more than once! This looks like a lot of fun. I have never made baking soda dough, so a new adventure is in store for me! Have a wonderful day!
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    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      June 26, 2014

      Awww…thanks. I’m glad that you like my posts :-) Thanks for always stopping by. I appreciate it.

  42. Gentle Joy
    June 25, 2014

    I like this idea…. I have used the regular dough, but not this one…. I like that it is white and that it lasts…. I can think of all kinds of things to do with this.. … I will be remembering this. Thank you.
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    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      June 26, 2014

      Thanks for stopping by. It only stays white if you air dry. It does turn slightly tan if you bake it.

  43. Christine
    June 25, 2014

    Genius idea….I added this to StumbleUpon to do this craft later. Thanks so much for sharing it!
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    • Erlene at My Pinterventures
      June 25, 2014

      Thanks so much for visiting and stumbling.

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