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Salt Dough Dragon Candle Holder

Salt Dough Dragon Candle Holder

The Knight
A poem by Molly de Havas
 
I ride on my horse with my sword in my hand,
I ride through the wooded and mountainous land.
I battle with dragons, with giants I fight,
defending the weak and upholding the right.
 
My sword is of steel and my helmet is gold,
I dare all adventures, my heart is so bold.
My armor is shining as bright as the light,
for I am a gallant and glorious knight.
Today's Michalemas craft comes from Franzi at My Seasonal Treasury.
Crafting these dragon shaped salt dough candle holders for the festival of Michaelmas has become an annual tradition in her home. Each year, they add one more dragon to their collection and celebrate the return of darker days by lighting the dragons' beeswax candles. 

Gather you materials:

1 cup all- purpose flour
1/2 cup fine salt
1/2 cup warm water
Scissors
.5 " Diameter Candles
Watercolors
Brushes

Making the Dragon:

Preheat your oven to 250 degrees.

In a bowl, mix 1 cup of all-purpose flour with 1/2 cup of salt and 1/2 cup of warm water (2:1:1 ratio).

Knead until dough forms. Shape the dough into a long log.
Use your hands to start shaping a dragon.

You can add horns, legs, eyes, and flames to make it extra special. You can use scissors to create the dragon’s magical scales.

Once you have completed your dragon place carefully on a lined baking sheet. You can then use the .5 inch candle to create three indents. These will become the candle holders after baking.

Baking the Dragon:

Bake your dragon for 2.5 hours.
Once baked, let your dragon cool carefully for a minimum of 30 minutes.
We love to color our dragon with watercolors. You can also add highlights with white paint. Let the paint dry for a minimum of 30 minutes, then add your candles and your Michalemas centerpiece is ready! 

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Thank you to Franzi from My Seasonal Treasury for sharing this beautiful inspiring idea for Micahelmas!  Franzi is a blogger and Waldorf parent living in Germany. She runs a beautiful Etsy shop for Waldorf Inspired Resources.  

We hope you enjoy this salt dough candle holder. Be sure to follow us on Instagram @bellalunatoys and tag us using our hashtag #bellalunatoys to share how you and your family celebrate the Waldorf festivals at home! 


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