Salt Dough fun [Unconventional Diary #15]

Over the weekend we had tons of snow! It is really starting to feel christmassy now and i can not wait! I decided to make some salt dough and make an afternoon of it. To be honest, i don't think i have made salt dough for years, since Kadiann was little, so the girls were really excited to get stuck in!



The plan was to make some tree decorations, but the pieces where so heavy we just winged it, and the girls ending up making whatever they wanted, which turned out pretty awesome!

We actually got Nila's hand print done,which was a bit of a challenge as we are weaning her and all she wanted to do was eat the dough!,but it turned out really good :)


Kadiann made a christmas tree and a thumb print - don't ask me why, i have no clue, teenagers for you!. Alessia made a reindeer and two pigs - again, don't ask! but she did a fantastic job, and she is going to give one to her teacher as a Christmas present which is so cute of her.



They took so long to oven bake, and when i type 'so' long, i mean sooooooo long!, i will definitely be googling a different method for that process in future :) . We painted them with Kay's acrylic paint from her art stuff and they dried pretty quick.



The girls were happy with their creations and really enjoyed getting stuck in. It is so good and important to get them away for the ipads and laptops or iphones! and get crafty, and they absolutely love it!

What have you been up to this weekend? 

8 comments

  1. What a great weekend activity. I think it's great that you did something festive and crafty as a family. Everyone's creations turned out great!

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  2. This looks like a great Christmas activity to do with the children. I have never made salt dough but this has made me think that I really should try. I know that the children would love doing this.

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  3. I've never made any salt dough but I knwo it is really easy and I keep seeing posts about it, so I must just get on it. Maybe something for this weekend. Mich x

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  4. I haven't made salt dough for years. These looks great, what a fab idea to do with the children on a bad weather day.

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  5. Oh we love to make salt dough! We do them every year to make Christmas decorations and then hang them on the tree!

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  6. My kids really love making salt dough, but this is something we haven't done for Christmas. I think we might have to change that as your decorations look great

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  7. This looks like loads of fun. I love the idea of painting them afterwards. I think it's something all three of mine could enjoy together!

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  8. This brought back so many memories. My sisters and I would spend hours creating Christmas salt dough creations for everyone when we were much younger. I actually think a few of them survived down the years too! :D

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