Thursday, February 19, 2015

When Your Children Need Something Fun to Do

Guess how we are surviving the long afternoons and evenings indoors during this bitter cold winter?

Salt dough. 

You remember salt dough, right?

Just combine 1 cup flour with 1/2 cup salt, add a few tablespoons of water, and stir until you get a nice ball of dough. Knead it a few times and then distribute it to your children.

Let them make things.

So simple. So peaceful. So fun. Play music in the background. Drink your coffee.

Dry their creations in a 200 degree oven for an hour (or just let them sit on the counter over night).

Then, let them paint their objects using all your old paints or nail polish. We are making things for our doll house, as you can see. Notice our little fruit bowl and teapot.

This afternoon, we're making animals to paint.

Enjoy your afternoon!

1 comment:

Patricia W Hunter said...

Love this, Heather. And perfect timing for me. My 3 Louisiana grands are coming tonight and this will be a perfect activity for me to do with them. xox