The months go by so quickly. October is already here and with it begins the holiday season. So much of our lives just fly right past us. As we watch our children n grow in the blink of an eye we realize that time and memories just keep on going. So of course we try our hardest to slow it down and keep the memory and moments going just a little bit longer. One of the ways we love to do this is by creating little charitable moments and keepsakes. This halloween we have found you a new halloween keepsake that will forever remind you how perfect and small your little one was in October of 2015.
This adorable craft is courtesy of The Parental Hideaway. This incredible website and Facebook brings parents fun crafts, activities, and ideas for spending time with their children. This incredible holiday keepsake is the perfect simple activity and craft to try with your child, no matter how old they are, this October. Check out the website now for more fabulous ideas.
What You Will Need:
- 1 cup salt
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup luke warm water
- In a large bowl mix salt and flour.
- Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
- With your hands form a ball with your dough and kneed it for at least 5 minutes. The longer you kneed your dough the smoother it will be.
Store your salt dough in a air tight container and you will be able to use it for days.
You can paint your creations with acrylic paints and seal with varnish or polyurethane spray.
- You can let your salt dough creations air dry, however salt dough can also be dried in the oven. Bake at 200 F until your creation is dry. The amount of time needed to bake your creations depends on size and thickness; thin flat ornaments may only take 45-60 minutes, thicker creations can take 2-3 hours or more. You can increase your oven temperature to 350 F, your dough will dry faster but it may also brown, which won’t matter if you are painting your entire creation (you can also cover your dough in the oven before it turns brown).
- There are a few options to color your salt dough:
- Add powdered tempera paint to your flour,
- Add food coloring or paint to the water before you mix it with the salt/flour
- Add natural coloring like instant coffee, cocoa, or curry powder.