Saturday, December 28, 2013

Winter Crafts~ Homemade Snow and Salt-Dough Ornaments

Despite the busy time of year, we were able to squeeze in some fun winter crafts.

Homemade Snow~

Homemade Snow was inspired by Earth Mama's World and was super easy to make. All we did was mix some corn starch with shaving cream to make snow. Here in California, we "go to the snow," so if we can't make a getaway to the mountains, second-best is making snow at home!

Aidyn and his cousin, Danielle, both said the mixture had a funny texture but that it really did feel like snow!

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Aidyn's immediate idea was to make a snow-beard. In his attempt to look like Santa Claus, I think he came closer to resembling Leonardo da Vinci.

Love that shocked expression.

Making homemade snow turned out to be fun, messy and memorable. No doubt about it, we will make snow again soon.

Salt-Dough Ornaments~

We made salt-dough ornaments last year when I found a handprint-Santa ornament idea on Pinterest. This year, we made the same dough but used Christmas cookie cutters to make new shapes.

We mixed:
 1/2 cup of plain white flour
1/2 cup of salt
1/4 cup of water

Afterward we kneaded it, and Aidyn gave it a few hundred slams on the dining room table.

We rolled it out with a rolling pin and used cookie cutters to make a tree, a snowman, a wreath, and a star. I baked it in the over at 200 degrees for three hours. After they baked and cooled, Aidyn painted them.

He gifted his ornaments to his grandparents and made one for himself.

At his art class on campus, he made a snowman glass ornament that now has a favored spot on our Christmas tree.

If you liked reading about this, you might like hearing what we did with Katy and the Big Snow last year.
Thank you for reading and check back to see what else we're doing! We have some fun and unique unit studies around the corner...

1 comment:

  1. I love the homemade snow!! I'll have to save this for next year!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!