Thank you for all your kind wishes yesterday--if you're interested, I did get a phone call mid-morning where the man who'd hit me called to see if we were alright and to apologize for the accident. I wondered if his commanding officer had learned of the events, though I'd like to think he had a change of heart and called on his own, right?
Anyway, I'm sure everything will be fine and we'll be back in shape in no time. . . .
I'm sure you're also no stranger to salt dough, right? It's a simple playdough that's been around forever and while the recipe may not be a modern brilliance we've been resurrecting it for all sorts of fun things here.
You see here this week's party--we made finger puppets.
Here's the recipe:
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
3/4 cup water
Mix the dry stuff together then add the water a little at a time until the dough sticks together and is the right consistency.
It's a lot like playdough and the kids shaped bits around their fingers then we baked them (the clay, not the fingers) at 200 degrees until they were hard and dry. A little craft paint, maybe some googly eyes and a pompom for a nose and you've got some fun little finger puppets.
The batch makes up a good sized ball, big enough to also make some doll furniture, some little mushrooms for the potted plants, and tiny doll-sized food for a tea party. We're on a roll I tell you.
You could even make pretty beads to string or a bell with a little clapper to string up outside for the wind to play. Lots of fun to be had.
Update: I saw this great take on the homemade dough this morning: Koolaid Play Dough! Genius.
And totally out of nowhere, completely unrelated I had to share this classic. It had us chuckling again yesterday.
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