Jenny McMurtrie

Ware Art

Mrs. McMurtrie's office hours 8am-4pm (feel free to attach artwork)

Welcome to the Ware Art webpage. Here you will find video art lessons created by YOUR Art teacher, recipes, fun links and project photos. Please feel free to email your artwork at anytime as I love seeing your fabulous creations!!


Homemade Play Dough


● 2 cups all-purpose flour

● 3/4 cup salt ● 4 teaspoons cream of tartar

● 2 cups lukewarm water

● 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil (coconut oil works too)


INSTRUCTIONS 1. Stir together the flour, salt and cream of tartar in a large pot. Next add the water and oil. If you’re only making one color, stir in the color now. 2. Cook over medium-heat, stirring constantly. Continue stirring until the dough has thickened and begins to form into a ball. Remove from heat and then place inside a bowl, gallon sized bag or onto wax paper. 3. Allow to cool slightly and then knead until smooth. If you’re adding colors after, divide the dough into balls (for how many colors you want) and then add the dough into the quart sized bags. Start with about 5 drops of color and add more to brighten it. Knead the dough, while inside the bag so it doesn’t stain your hands. Once it’s all mixed together, you’re ready to PLAY. 4. Store the play dough inside the bags to keep soft. If stored properly it will keep soft for up to 3 months.

Watercolor Paint


Baking soda, White vinegar, Light corn syrup, Cornstarch, Mixing bowl Mixing spoon, Foam egg carton or muffin pan, Assorted food coloring 4-pack Popsicle sticks or skewers


1. In a mixing bowl, mix 4 tablespoons baking soda with 2 tablespoons vinegar until fizzing stops. Add 1/2 teaspoon corn syrup and 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Mix until a uniform consistency. 2. Pour the mixture into individual egg carton cups, filling each about a third to halfway. 3. Add five to 10 drops of food coloring to each cup, mixing in thoroughly, to reach desired colors. 4. Allow paints to set overnight.

Oven Bake Clay


● 4 cups all-purpose flour ● 1 cup salt ● 1 1/2 cups water


● Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). ● Mix the flour, salt and water. Knead dough until smooth. Roll out dough and cut into desired shapes. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 30-50 minutes depending on thickness of the piece. Once cool paint with colors, if desired.