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Be inspired by Saloua Raouda Choucair's sculptures and stack up your own play dough sculpture

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Saloua Raouda Choucair was a Lebanese painter and sculptor. She thought about Islamic traditions when she made her artworks. She was also inspired by architecture and abstract art. Abstract art doesn't show things like people, objects or landscapes. Abstract art is all about colours, shapes and textures.

She liked to build large artworks that looked like a column or a wall. Why do you think she liked columns and walls?

The artwork above was made out of stone, but here you can try and make your own Choucair-inspired sculpture with homemade play dough.

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Ready to make your own play dough sculpture?
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You will need (per ball of play dough):

  • 4 tablespoons of plain flour
  • 1 tablespoon of salt
  • 4 tablespoons of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • food colouring
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Adding flour to a bowl
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1. Add 4 tablespoons of plain flour into a bowl

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Add in salt
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2. Add 1 tablespoon of salt into the same bowl

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Add in water in a separate bowl
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3. Add 4 tablespoons of water into a separate bowl

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Add in food colouring
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4. Add in a tablespoon of oil and several drops of food colouring

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Tip the wet materials into the dry ones
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5. Mix the wet and dry ingredients together

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Mix together
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6. When it starts to come together get it out with your hands

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Kneed the dough
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7. Knead the dough until it's an even colour

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Make lots of colours
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8. Repeat those steps and make different colours

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Make layers and interlock the playdough
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9. Be inspired by Choucair’s artwork and stack your play dough

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Or make some other characters and sculptures
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10. You can try other shapes and forms to make your own creations.

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