I love crafting with Rascal and must admit that I don't do it nearly often enough.
We made two batches of dough- one natural colour and one red (well actually it turned out more pink!). For each batch I used:
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1/2 cup flour (I had to add extra flour)
- 1/2 cup lukewarm water (if you are going to add food colouring then add it to the water before mixing everything together)
Mix together and kneed for 5 minutes (the longer you kneed, the smoother your dough).
I love how when you craft with little ones, some days they share your vision of the finished article and other days they decide that your way is boring and there really is a more creative way to proceed.
Todays crafting effort fell into the latter category as Rascal was quite adament that she was making "carrots"(!?!) I'm not sure if they are supposed to hang on the tree, but here they are:
Laughing that she was also insistent that pigs and butterflies are essential Christmas tree decorations!?!
Our ornaments were baked in the oven at a temperature of 200C. I cooked the first batch for 45 mins and some unfortunately became pretty brown. The second batch were only cooked for about 20mins. I reckon we'll let them dry in the sun for a few days before attempting painting or varnish.
|The less successful ones- Hopefully a few of these can be saved with a lick of paint|
Challenge #6- (With help from Rascal make dough Christmas tree decorations for our tree)- WORK IN PROGRESS
As I so often do, I'm joining with Paisley Jade and all her life loving friends and also the crafty people celebrating Creative Friday at Natural Suburbia
Last calls for the Stickytiki giveaway (it closes Sunday)