Today I had a blast with the kids! Salt dough is such an awesome thing. All it takes the following ingredients you probably already have in the kitchen.
- 1 cup of flour (we used self rising)
- 1 cup of salt (all we had on hand was Pink Himalayan)
- 1 cup of water
And that is it! The first thing we did was mix the dry ingredients together in a mixing bowl.
The kids did well working together to get the ingredients out and the dry stuff mixed. Well mostly, it did result in a 10 minute break to separate kids so they could (A) get through fun project time not arguing about what the youngest one is allowed to do (B) the tween needed some time to think about how she would feel if someone always took over her part of a job.
Now back to the salt dough. After mixing the flour and salt it came time to add the water. Mikky (the tween) added it in a little bit at a time, mixing between pours. She actually let her brother take a few turns. When she was finished adding water we had what looked and felt like Playdough (Play-doh). It was awesome!
While we were kneading the dough and crafting our ornaments the oven was busy preheating to 205 degrees Fahrenheit.
After everyone finished crafting their ornaments we put the doughy figures in the oven for one and half hours.
Part two of salt dough ornaments is coming tomorrow.