Today I was home from work with my sick little girl. She was sick through the night and in the morning when I had to make the decision to send her to school or stay home with her the answer was clear. Poor little button! But I’m sure all of you can identify the need to be with your mama when you are feeling that way. My 6:30am riser slept in until 9:30 and then asked to be relocated to the couch. She tried to be up a few times but it didn’t last long as she told me she was feeling dizzy. A few movies later (thank you Netflix) and lots of snuggles she had started to perk up and that’s when I could see the boredom creep in. A quick Pinterest search later and I found a fast and easy salt dough recipe ornament that had 3 simple ingredients, flour, salt, warm water. I knew this would be perfect for my recovering 4 year old as she was doing somersaults on the couch. She could measure, pour, mix the ingredients independently and then use her mad playdough skills to roll and cut. She came up with the idea to make it colourful. She said purple and pink but I convinced her that red and green would be more Christmasy. It’s also a no-bake we just put them on parchment on the island to dry. We made 2 batches and it made about 30 ornaments. I think I might try this out with my students too! In a few days once they are fully dry her and her little brother William will paint them.
A simple, quick and easy gift for all of her Great Aunts, Uncles and Grandparents and a super fast boredom buster! I think I’ll try it again sometime but show her how to roll balls and make snowman sculptures!