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Monday, January 17, 2011

The Witching Hour

Any parent who has ever stayed at home with their children can tell you that the short people tend to get a little nutty between 3:30 and 5:00pm.  Around here, we affectionately refer to this as the "witching hour".  So today, what was I to do when the short ones were restless?  Dig through the pantry and find a crafty activity of course!

Salt Dough
2c. Flour
1c. Salt (I used Kosher because we were out of table salt)
1c. Water

Blend dry ingredients together.  Add water until dough consistency is formed.  Take care not to add too much water, or you'll have little sticky dough covered hands to deal with.

From this point, you can add food coloring.  We chose to leave ours white.  Honestly, I was a little afraid of what The Bug might do if he got a hold of food coloring today.  I was picturing blue carpet here.

Instead, we baked our little creations at 200 degrees for about 2 hours, until they were hard.  The next day, the kids were able to paint their masterpieces.  So, it was a double whammy, 2 day's worth of crafty!

These would make great little paperweights or ornaments for the grandfolks.

The best part is, it's completely non-toxic, so when The Bug tried to eat the dough, I didn't need to worry.  One taste of the salty stuff was enough for him.

Happy crafty,

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