Today we did a very simple and fun craft. One that would be great as a gift or for your living room as decoration.
First, use this recipe to make Salt Modeling Clay.
2 cups of flour
1.5 cups of water
1 cup of salt
2 teaspoons of vegatable oil
Knead into a ball and flatten onto a section of aluminum foil.
Have your child press his/her hand or foot onto the clay. Use other creative tools to impress more shapes onto the clay.
Place in the oven at 300 degrees for about an hour, or until it’s hard.
After it cools, your child can color it.
This craft really works for most ages!
My kids really enjoyed it (3 and 4 years old), and are really looking forward to sending it in the mail to their grandmother for Mother’s Day. They are learning about the United States Post Office and how it works. This is a great way to teach them how things get from one place to another with the use of mail.
-Letters (i.e. their initials)