Making Bread Animals with Kids

Makes two 12" dough sculptures


  • 1 packet yeast (2¼ tsp)
  • 2 cups warm water
  • 2 tbsp sugar
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 5 cups flour mixed with 2 tsp salt
  • extra flour to have on hand for dusting
  • small bowl of water to “glue" bread pieces together
  • non-stick spray for baking sheet


  1. Preaheat oven to 350º
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together yeast, water and sugar. Allow to sit 5 minutes until frothy and bubbly
  3. Whisk in oil. With a wooden spoon, slowly incorporate flour
  4. Turn over onto floured board to knead in remaining flour. If too wet, dust with extra flour
  5. Knead with the palms of your hands for about 10 minutes until dough is smooth and elastic
  6. Form into shapes of choice. Use water to “glue” pieces of bread together
  7. Spray 2 sheet pans with nonstick spray
  8. Place sculptures on sheet pans and allow to rest and rise 15-20 minutes in a warm area
  9. Bake 20-30 minutes. Allow to cool and enjoy!