Wednesday, 5 December 2012

How to make Roman coins

Ebi-kun has had an interest in ancient Rome and gladiators recently so we decided to make some Roman coins.

We used a basic salt dough and added brown food colour.

Salt dough recipe
2 cups of plain flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 - 3/4 cup hot water
+ brown food colour

Just throw everything into a bowl and mix until you get a dough. Then take a small lump of dough, roll it into a ball the squash it flat. We experimented with different tools but found the end of a paintbrush worked best for engraving the numbers.

We baked them at 180c for 10 minutes then turned them over and gave them another 5 minutes.

Once they had cooled we painted them with varnish, Ebi-kun is a bit heavy handed with the varnish so some came out a bit splogy.

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