Monday, July 25, 2011

Salt dough ribboon necklaces

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Today I am an early bird blogger.  As of the past two days there has been an undie wearing, sometimes naked little boy running around my house.  Potty training is in full swing and WOW, I forgot how tiring it is.  However I can say with much pride my almost three year old :) has been very succesful especially yesterday.  I am thinking 2 more days of intense training and we should be good to go. Oh and the big bag of M & Ms sitting on the counter is a great motivator for him and a consistant temptation for me. ;) 

So have you all ever tried salt dough?  I hadn’t until just a few weeks ago.  It is sooooo simple, and made with things that are inexpensive and usually in our cupboard. 
1 cup flour
1 cup salt
½ to ¾ cup water
We had a few friends over and so we divided up the dough and the kids went to town making all sorts of things, example: baby hamsters, rings, hearts etc.  After they made them we cooked them until they were really hard, allowed them to cool and then the kids painted their creations. 
I would say that I wouldn't do this now in the heat of the summer, this is NOT a project we will do again until it cool down.  No AC, here and close to 100 degrees these days. (ugh and eek) However if you have AC, why not. It is so simple and my kids loved it.

A sweet little model for these little pieces of art. :)
This is a token pic for the grandparents and me. :)

Lately I have this thing with certain spots or certain items in my house making me smile. :) So I thought I would share one of my 'this sure makes me happy' moments:

My Kids Art in patchwork display

I love the color and the personalities in my kids that I see in the pics.
this art display is in my kitchen.

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Off I go to get up my little kiddos and start another day with my underoo boy. Potty training here I come!  ~Becky


Jill said...

Love the salt dough necklaces! and your patchwork art wall too!

Hope you manage to find a way to stay cool!:)

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success

Decor To Adore said...

I am visiting via Someday Crafts. This is an absolutely adorable project!

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Erin said...

Stumbling upon your blog from Jaime Redcay's! Love it! :-) I just might try salt dough with my daughter this week!

Dave Ferguson said...

Cherrio's in the toilet, aim and shoot. lol..

Dave Ferguson said...

I see a bowl of M&M's miss all the green ones.

JoAnna said...

Wow this brings back memories. I spent just about every summer of my childhood trying to convince my mother to let me make this dough and create things and she woudln't, so then I would try to sneak it when she wasn't around and of course, she'd have a fit when she got home. It's all because she bought me the cutest little bear pin made of dough and I thought I could make them for everyone too. Ahhhh memories.

Amanda said...

How cute are those!?

I run Fun Family Crafts, a library of craft tutorials geared at kids of all ages. I would love it if you'd stop by and submit this to be featured! (I link to you, I don't post your tutorial on the site) Feel free to submit as many kid friendly craft tutorials as you like!

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