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any one know how to make the 'dissolvable' mortar for kids brick building sets? Answered

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JumpStart
JumpStart

10 years ago

Sand and clay. At a craft shop, you'll be able to find some clay that must be fired to keep its shape. Do not use self hardening clay. You can experiment with adding water to the sand/clay mix or just mixing the two ingredients without to see which works best. The reuseable clay/sand mix will dry, holding the sand in place. Soak your whole construction to dissolve the mortar when you want to reclaim the bricks.

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skittlespider
skittlespider

11 years ago

You could try a flour and water mixture.  I would say that depending on the exact mixture it could be a good mortar and should be dissolvable (or at least not too hard to clean off).

Another option could be to use modeling clay or play-doh.  It all depends on how strong and temporary you want it to be.

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orksecurity
orksecurity

11 years ago

I've never seen it. I presume cake icing won't do. One of the "play dough" variants might...

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shawneegeek
shawneegeek

11 years ago

What do you mean mortar?  Mortar and pestle, or like the military mortars?