Salt Sculptures

    It’s cold here, 5*……

And SNOWY!  17 inches according to the news, and still coming down as you read this.

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   So here we are, stuck inside on another Snow Day this school year. (What is this day number 4 or 5 for this year?)  I never remember getting out for Snow Days very often when I was in school, but I gotta say, I loved them then, and I love them now! There is something so cozy about holing up and staying home together!

  The first Snow Day, we made snow ice cream.

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    On another snow day, we roasted marshmallows in the fireplace.

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  So enough with the Snow Day sweet treats!  Today, it was time to bust out some arts & crafts.  We decided to make Salt Sculptures!

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  Everyone worked SO hard on their projects!  They took an hour to bake and then we had to let them cool before we could paint them.

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  Paxton found the whole thing rather exhausting.  Sweet baby.

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We had SO much fun!  Daddy came home from work super early and joined us at the table, which makes things like this even better!   🙂    

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 Here are the finished sculptures:

Tylan’s “Sam the Snake” & Destiny’s worm, “Slimey”.

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My flower & Dale’s Rainbow Arachnid, who due to a nasty fall broke both front legs, poor dear.

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Destiny’s momma horse & colt and 2 bales of hay

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Avery’s baby Jesus, complete with binky & crib. You can see her baby spider in the background. (He’s nice she says.)

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Tylan’s T-Rex named, “T. Rex”, what else?

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  I don’t know what the weather is like where you are, but stay warm, stay safe and have fun making these with your kids today!  What a great way to spend the afternoon!

~T

 

Salt Sculpture Recipe:

Mix together 4 cups flour, 1 1/2 cups water and 1 cup salt.  Sculpt the doughy mixture into shapes-animals, flowers, rockets, or whatever your imagination inspires.  Bake at 350* for 1 hour.  Cool and paint with washable acrylic paint.

 

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