HOW TO MAKE SIMPLE, BEAUTIFUL, HANDMADE PAPERWEIGHTS
This is 100% Adèle’s idea which she stumbled upon while playing. One day she asked me to help her make playdough. We mixed the following ingredients together:
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup salt
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- water until the paste became dough-like and non-sticky
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Once the dough was made, she dripped some of her organic paints (you can also use organic food coloring) into it and started to knit the dough to make it a certain color and shape. Just allow your child to experiment and make whatever they feel like. I’m sure they will surprise you! 😉
Normally we’d bake the dough to make it harder, but we did not have an oven available at the time. Then, she saw there was sun up on the window sill and said they could dry there instead of the oven. I told her that they would probably not dry hard, but she insisted. Well, I was wrong. They DID dry and are quite hard! If you prefer to bake your child’s creations to make them a bit more “permanent,” though, then add 1 cup of salt instead.
Easy, simple, fun. THAT’S IT!Did you try Adèle’s recipe? How did it work out for you? Remember to tag me on Instagram as @Rainy.Day.Sunny.Play and use the #Rainy.Day.Sunny.Play hashtag. We love seeing your creations!