Wednesday, May 20, 2009

We Like to Make Snails...

Sometimes a day does not go as planned but turns out to be fun anyway. Kai was home sick and wanted to play with play-doh. We were out so I broke out my vintage 1970-something copy of Ann Wiseman's "Making Things" and made it ourselves! (Also a great book for macrame, tie-dye, and pot holder projects.)

I like the Baker's Clay: 4 cups flour, 1 cup salt and 1 1/2 cups water. I add a teaspoon of cream of tartar to the flour and warm the water to slightly dissolve the salt. Then add food coloring to the salt/water mix and add that mix to the flour/cream of tartar mix. Squish it up and there you have it!

Somehow we always end up with lots of snails! It is so much fun to roll the dough into a snake and then roll it up into one of these cuties.

1 comment:

Bette's Bags said...

I *heart* sick days home from school. My mom wasn't as cool a mom as you are. "If you're feeling well enough to play, then you're feeling good enough to go to school." That's why when my kids were in school sometimes we'd ALL take a sick day and just be at home together. You're a good momma.