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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6 thoughts on “Salt Sculptures

  1. Tonya-
    Just so you know..I think you totally saved my day! What a wonderful idea! I showed Coen the pictures and he is so excited to try this when Carson gets home. We do have school today, but with it being so cold, I’m running out of things to do with them.
    I love reading your blogs and getting new cooking ideas. How do you and Dale not weigh 500 pounds?! 🙂
    Hope you have a wonderful day with your kiddos!
    Tif

    • Thanks Tif! We might just be on our way to 500 lbs. but we’ll enjoy it every bite of the way!! LOL 🙂 I hope you guys have a great time this afternoon, it was SO fun! I have a shiny penny activity we are doing this afternoon. Not as cool or time consuming, but still something fun to help pass the time. I’ll post about it if it turns out. Thanks for reading and taking the time to comment, I love it! 🙂 ~T

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