Friday, January 30, 2009

Valentine Ornaments

I'm not exactly the 'crafty' one in the family. I love new ideas of stuff to do with the kids, but rarely come up with those ideas on my own. That's a shame because I grew up in a house where my Mom was always making stuff by hand and coming up with great ideas for making 'something out of nothing'.
She gave me the recipe and idea for this craft project which she found in her local newspaper.
It's been so much fun, I thought I'd post it here.

1C flour
1/2 C salt
1/2 C water
mix the ingredients well and form a a dough ball.

We rolled out the dough and used cookie cutters to cut out the shapes.

Tia wanted to do all the rolling.
It was a long time before I could actually cut out any shapes!

You then have to use a straw to make a hole for the string in order to hang the ornament.
Bake at 250 degrees for 2 hours. Allow to cool before painting.

Here's the resident artist hard at work.

The finished product. Don't they look good enough to eat?

This project took all day. We had planned to stay in anyway due to frigid temperatures. I'm so glad it didn't turn into a day full of television. This is much better than TV!


Amy Jo said...

I'll def be doing that with Joshua. Great idea!

Anonymous said...

Looks like you really celebrated Valentine's with the kids!! Do you know I'll be working this Saturday?

Anonymous said...

Honestly, this pink and white outfit of Tia is the cutest one ever. I keep looking at this picture again and'a a very sweet picture!