Being gone for a few days I had cleaning and laundry to catch up on. So that was keeping us quite busy, plus changing all the bed sheets. The girls and I took time for reading together after breakfast, then we got busy dancing to Laurie Berkner ( If you've ever seen Sprout PBS kids, she's featured on there) very catchy tunes and yes, I'll admit I was singing at the top of my lungs and dancing too. Uh mm you see the music has to be LOUD to sound great...right? LOL We had a blast. We also left it on while we made our crafts.
First one we got into was a school of fish. We took a paper plate, then a toilet paper roll (squashed it to an oval shape) and dipped it into our choice color of paint to make our fish bodies.
Once the bodies dried, they colored them in with markers.
She also wanted me to show how she could balance it on her thumb LOL :0)
Next we made our own clay critters, a mouse (we stretched on a spoon) to get it's tail formed. and some others.
1 1/2 cups (375 ML) Salt
4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups water
1. Mix the dry ingredients together in a plastic bowl, add water
2. When dough forms a ball around the spoon, knead the dough well, adding water if it is too crumbly. Once the clay holds together, it's ready to be molded.
3. Allow molded clay to air dry or bake in a 300 degree oven for 30 - 40 mins. or until hard.
( We baked ours)
We were going to paint them, but then decided to use permanent markers for details. :-)
Mixing it up, getting good and messy!
Having a great time making their own creations!
After it was baked......
Hard at work!
Just a small sample of what they made!
Last night Hayley had a great time at her library class, she won the bingo game and was able to pick a sea treasure. She was excited to find a seahorse, so I thought it would be neat to share! It's in perfect shape. She was super excited.
I'm off to ice the cake! Gotta get started on dinner too, keeping it easy tonight and making spaghetti so the girls have some time in the pool.
Have a great evening!!!