Posts Tagged ‘salt dough’

The kids and I, before we came down with the head cold thing, started working on their Halloween salt dough projects.  I let them play with the dough for a bit, while I tried to figure out how to get L’s hand and foot print. The hand print we had to do 3 times. 3rd times the charm, right?! Daddy helped me do the foot print which took the first time. Oldest did her hand print. After we got them dried, Oldest decided to make her hand print into a spider.

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The foot print became a candy corn ghost, 20151017_115714

and the hand print, 20151017_120012-1 turned out pretty cool just like it is. I would like to get some glow in the dark paint to make the hand and ghost parts stand out more, but for now it will have to do. I had enough left that I made an extra pumpkin, a tombstone and ghost. Hey I like to play too, ya know.

We got out the paints this morning and started painting their pumpkins. Oldest wanted to do a Minion pumpkin but as she was waiting for the paint to dry, L painted on it. She wiped it all off and has to start over now, so no pictures of hers yet. But I did get one of L’s finished work. I was hoping for a little bit more paint on it, but instead it was all on her hands and arms.

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The best part is that they had fun, and that is all that matters. 🙂

 

Mondays

Have you ever felt like this on a Monday afternoon? What am I going to do to get through this day with 2 somewhat bored kids? Actually that could go for any day of the week. Here in Arizona, it is still too hot to go to the park, so to get over the Monday blues, the girls and I decided to make home made playdough. Oldest and I had been wanting to do this for awhile, but I kept forgetting to buy some of the ingredients. So yesterday when we went to the store I finally remembered to get the stuff.

I followed a tutorial on YouTube. There are hundreds of tutorials for this stuff and it is so much like salt dough plus one ingredient, vegetable oil. Some recipes called for cream of tartar, but I didn’t want to have to cook anything, so we chose the one that was easiest. You can watch the video here. Like I said, pretty simple, and the kids had a ton of fun.

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We played for about an hour and a half. L loved it, she kept saying squishy as it oozed through her fingers. We also had her practice her colors with it too. Next time, we are going to take the food coloring and mix the colors so we can make orange and purple. When we were done, we sealed each color in its own ziplock bag and placed it in the fridge for more fun later.  It is also good for the older kids. Oldest help me make it, and I had her measure out the flour and salt. Although I think she got a little confused on what a full cup is, we got through it. Sometimes, I really worry about her.   Hope you enjoy!  🙂