I found my little girl’s school project too complicated for a grade one, hence, I did most of the nitty-gritty. They required to bring animal sculptures made from flour clay.

Below are the materials:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • ½ teaspoon of powdered alum (tawas)
  • ¾ to a cup of water
  • Dyes
  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Toothpick
  • Plastic Bag


In a large bowl, you have to mix the flour, salt, dye and powdered alum. I suggest to use food color instead of the Venus dye. Make a well in the middle of the mixture, then little by little add water. Mix the mixture until it became soft and smooth. It should not be too sticky or too dry. Add flour if still needed. Form your preferred figures by different molds or cutters. Don’t forget to store what’s left inside a plastic bag.




I never thought it was fun. I created cupcakes with animal toppers in order to meet the requirement that it should be animal sculptures.