3.26.2013

fun with salt dough...

we woke up yesterday morning to MORE snow... 

the amount of snow that we've had in ohio this year hasn't been so bad... however the duration of its stay is getting beyond ridiculous...  i'm really over it... i need some sunshine in my life...

the girls actually had a snow day yesterday... yep... march 25th and a snow day... so... of course, the morning started off with "what are we going to do today?"

there were plenty of things i could have been... and should have been doing but i took some time and made up a batch of salt dough... {i remember making christmas ornaments out of that dough when i was little with my mom and grandma... little trees and candy canes... it was a fun memory...}

we went through our cookie cutters and decided flowers would be cute to make so that's just what we did...

here is the recipe for salt dough that we used:

1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water

once the dough was kneaded well, i rolled it out to approximately 1/4" thick...
we then began stamping the flower shapes into the dough...


we used the medium and small flower cutters that we had...

see that straw in the photo above?  we used that to cut out a little hole at the top of each of the flowers... {i forgot to take a photo of that step... oops...}

we lined a baking sheet with tin foil and placed our flower cut-outs on it...

and placed them into the oven which was preheated to 250 degrees...

we let them bake for 2 hours...

once they were out and completely cool... the girls had fun painting them...
they used 2 shades of aqua, green, red, pink and white... {the same colors of the washi tape bunting that i made for across our fireplace...}
{love messes like this... that table has seen many projects... can ya tell?...}
{adding some details...}
{fun colors...}
{the whole bunch...}
{a close-up...}

these were super fun to make... i'm not quite sure what we'll do with them yet... i'm thinking either string them into a garland... or maybe hang them from bakers twine or ribbon from some branches... maybe in the milk bottles on our mantel once our tulips are gone...

have a happy day~
angie


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12 comments:

Anonymous said...

VERY CUTE!!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

I loved making salt dough with my mom when we were little! Such good memories! The flowers turned out so cute.
Thanks for sharing.
Erica :)

Jillian's Bella Rosa Antiques said...

Neat! My dear Bebe would LOVE a project like this! Would be happy to see a photo of what you do with them!

Jillian

Anonymous said...

Love the flowers ,so happy to see how involved you are with the Girls.You're a Great Mom!
Lib

Cathy Trochelman said...

These are sweet. I love the spring take on salt dough!!

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks erica! we had fun making them : )

oopsiemaizie said...

jillian... thanks... you should give it a try...easy & fun... we're working on finishing them up today... i'll be sure to post a pic : )

oopsiemaizie said...

lib... thanks so much for the kind words...

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks : )

oopsiemaizie said...

thanks cathy! so glad you like them : )

Angel said...

Super cute! Looks like a great idea for decorating a tree too!

oopsiemaizie said...

angel... thanks so much! this was a fun project...