Tuesday, 14 December 2010

Salt Dough decorations

I failed in my quest to blog every day of advent. Bummer. I was doing so well but I was just too busy yesterday! I'm going to say that yesterdays advent activity was "to have a special friend round to play." It so wasn't but we had no time for anything else and he did have his friend Eve here so that was advent day 13. I was working yesterday morning whilst Caleb was with his Gran and Pappa, then Becky and Eve were here in the afternoon and at night we had our annual ladies Christmas meal at Church; which was a really nice night.

Advent day 14, we made Salt Dough tree ornaments. Actually, thats not entirely accurate. We made the Dough ornaments and painted them back at the end of November when we were snowed in here. Today we just added the ribbon and hung them on the tree (the good ones) and round the house (the not so good ones).

Its a nice three day activity!! Make the dough and cut out the shapes as one activity. To make the dough i used 2 cups of plain flour,1/2 cup of table salt and 1/2 cup of water. We used cookie cutters to make angel shapes and then baked them for 45mins.

Day 2 was painting them which Caleb really enjoyed.
Day 3 was threading the ribbon and hanging them. Voila!

3 comments:

Hazel said...

Awww cute ornies. Love them. You have the patience of a saint. To me, that is what nursery is for. Aren't I a terrible mother???

J Rae said...

I can't get over how big Caleb is!!! :-)

Lynn said...

I remember my sons making these in kindergarten. We may still have some of them around. I saved a box full of ornaments they made over the years.
Caleb sure looks like he's enjoying things!