Yes, you can BAKE cotton balls, and they are awesome!
Another idea from MaryAnn Kohl's book "Art with Anything". I thought this was just such a cool idea and so easy to whip up in a few minutes. These are cotton balls covered with a flour/water mixture and baked in the oven! They come out looking like rocks but are in fact "light as a cotton ball!"
My mom said they look like "dinosaur poop" so we've called them that too.
what you need
1 cup flour
1 cup water
food coloring (optional)
what you do
1. combine and mix the flour and water
I added a little extra water because it was pretty thick
2. Pour mixture into separate bowls (if you're going to make different colors)
3. Add food coloring OR use as is. (you can paint them after they are baked)
4. Dip your cotton balls into the mixture.
Fully coat them and then place on a greased cookie sheet.
5. Bake for 45 minutes-an hour at 300 degrees
you can also make them touch on the cookie sheet and they'll bake together to form whatever shape you arranged them in! I experimented with this myself.
It's lots of fun to break them open after they are baked because they have that hard shell so they CRUNCH but they are still all cottony soft inside!
you don't actually NEED a hammer to break them. You can step on them and break them. But since we have a soft head hammer I thought he'd have fun doing it this way.
oooo whats in there?
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