What you need:
- Air dry dough (recipe here: http://almamontessori.co.uk/hello-world )
- Rolling pin
- Paint and brush to decorate
Step by step
Roll out the dough
Press the leaf firmly
Cut around the leaf
Peel of the leaf
Gently place the dough in a bowl to dry. I dusted the bowl with corn flour to prevent sticking. Leave it to dry overnight. It may need longer depending on thickness, size and room temperature.
It will dry quicker in the oven: low temperature (below 150 C), leave the door slightly open to allow air ventilation. Check regularly. Make sure you are using a oven-proof bowl.
Once the dough is hard it’s ready to be painted and decorated.
We used acrylic paint but water based paint work well as well.
Let it dry. Ta dah!