When would salt dough be a more fitting craft for the Torah Portion than for the week of Parashat Vayeira, when we among other things read about the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah and of Lot’s wife becoming a pillar of salt?! Our shabbat table is this week going to be decorated with two very unique pillars of salt!
(Here is the salt dough recipe again for those who like me don’t want to go back to the old post looking for it:
1 part salt, 2 parts flour, 1 part water and a little bit of oil.)
I thought I would share a few salt dough tricks for those less familiar with it.
The way to attach pieces together is by glueing them together with water. Different body parts, like the head for instance, is helped by also adding a tooth pick to help them stay attached also after being baked.
Clothes are made by rolling the dough flat, and then just cutting it to the size you want as you attach it.
Hair is easily made by pressing the dough through a sieve or something like this:
And then you attach it with the water glue, like this:
Ta-da! Meet Lot’s wife x 2!
These are so thick, I think they will bake on low heat all night long. And I guess we don’t even have to paint them, as I imagine this was about the color Lot’s wife turned. Or, what do you think?