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February 9, 2017

DIY Edible Play Dough Recipe

Play dough is a classic first art material.  This two ingredient edible play dough improves on the classic simply because it is homemade!  And let’s face it store bough play dough already gets stuck in every crevice of your kitchen floor.  If things are gonna get a little messy anyways your kids might as well make a memory along the way!

We’ve done lots of recipes for flubber, putty, slime, and play dough at my house.  This one for two ingredient edible play dough is a favorite that we have made over and over.

Two ingredients, that’s it.

December 20, 2016

Gingerbread Ornaments made with Cork

We’ve made and decorated real ginger bread cookies in past years.  We’ve tried faux gingerbread art clay recipes.  The boxed gingerbread house has even made an appearance at our house a time or two.  But this year we decided to try something new.  Gingerbread ornaments made with cork!

Obviously these aren’t edible, nor are any of the materials used to decorate.  But cork sheets are easily cut into shapes and provides a nice stable backing for any decorations you choose to add!  And as an added bonus when you open the box of Christmas decorations next year you wont find any gingerbread crumbs down in the corner of your box of special ornaments.

December 9, 2016

Candy Crafts with Peppermint Candies

Bowls, Platters, and Ornaments to Make with Peppermint Candy

So, I have to be honest here.  I have seen ornament made out of peppermint candy here and there on the world wide web.  Easy.  Simple.  Not really, as it turns out.  Because, cracking.  We had a lot of cracking, some serious stickiness, and maybe a few tears.  But, trial and error led us to some really pretty pieces that my kids are excited to give as gifts this Christmas.  So to save you all some peppermints and tears I will share our tricks!

To start this project off there is lots of eating, and unwrapping, and more eating.  I always thought of peppermints as a bit of a punishment but it turns out my kids love them. We unwrapped, ate, and looked forward to this super simple craft.  (One that wasn’t even supposed to be blog worthy because there is nothing to it. )