Saturday, April 16, 2011

Salt Dough Necklaces

After reading the book Immi’s Gift with my girls, I immediately thought of a craft that we could do as a book extension. We would create our own necklaces, just like in the book. Using salt dough and cookie cutters, my toddler, preschooler, and elementary-age daughters made their own unique craft creations.

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First we mixed together all the ingredients for our dough. I used the recipe in Jimmie’s Salt Dough Map article. I cut the recipe in half though.

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Then the girls practiced rolling out the dough. We do have child-size rolling pins, but they wanted to use the big one.

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Then they used cookie cutters to cut out some of the shapes we saw in the book, Immi’s Igloo. We placed the cut-outs onto a cookie sheet. Then we used a straw to cut out a hole in each figure. I placed it in the oven at 200 degrees to dry for several hours. You could let it dry over-night on the counter too.

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After the cut-outs were dry, the girls painted them.

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We placed them on a string and added some fabric flowers. A fun craft for all ages.

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4 Comments:

Blogger Itsy Bitsy Learners said...

Your youngest looks very proud of her creation!

April 17, 2011 at 5:27 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

What a great idea! I have boys, but we could probably do some boy necklaces.

I love your blog and I am a new follower :)

April 17, 2011 at 5:38 PM  
Blogger The Book Chook said...

Yes, two very proud young ladies, and why not! Great idea.

April 18, 2011 at 1:12 AM  
Blogger JDaniel4's Mom said...

These look great! Adding the flowers was a great idea!

April 19, 2011 at 3:48 PM  

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