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Sunday Grateful: December 8, 2013… Salt Dough Ornaments and Grandkids

My Granddaughter opted to go Ice Skating with a friend instead of coming over last night…

I admit I was a little disappointed, but so understood…

She will be 12 in April… and growing up so fast…420895_159860900825330_1322778887_n

Friends are so important… at any age… so… when you get the opportunity… on a snowy day… to go ice skating…x12160352

That was a no brainer! k12118130

Fun was calling her name…

Carson… my Grandson… did come… which was great!

We are pretty good buddies …OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

We like the same things… and have fun…

Off to Deal’s ( His favorite $1.00 store )…

He had brought along his saving’s bank with a couple of dollar bills and lots of quarters…k3604389

He had plans… and knew just how much he had to spend…

After leaving there… he said, “I’m really hungry!”… k13045020

I told him Chicken Nuggets… Fries or Pizza were in the freezer…

He would have chicken first… since it could be microwaved

He wanted something to eat soon!… and by the time he finished… the pizza would be ready…

As I said, “He is a planner!”…

TV is always fun… Me watching whatever he wants… “Jinxed” I think it was… Kinda cute…

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We then put together the salt dough and cut out some Christmas Ornaments… Fast and easy…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Since the ornaments take 2 hours to bake and then have to cool…

We painted them this morning…

But, not until pancakes, sausage and bacon were cooked…k1868560

He got two of the ornaments ( Star and Gingerbread Boy)… finished before I told him it was shower time…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

He was getting picked up by Mom and Dad… to go to an Awards Ceremony for a Football Trophyk1845737

He was looking forward to that!

I finished up the painting project… and hung them on my hodge podge Christmas TreeOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

This year there is definitely a variety of ornaments on it… but, quite cute too!… Old-fashioned in appearance…OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Snow had fallen again today  OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

and a quietness seeped in after my little boy left…

Grandkids sure do bring happiness and joy to a home…

and I’m Grateful for them and the easy craft project!

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Salt Dough Ornaments and Packing Cookies

Today has been any day but, Saturday… k15592485

I don’t know how many times… it has run through my mind…

“This can’t be Saturday!”…

But, it is… k8244780

and Grandkids are coming to spend the night…

I’ve decided to make Salt Dough Ornaments with them…

I made them with my own boys when they were young…

and are still popular to make with kids today…

A batch is made from:

1 cup flour k5321953

1/2 cup salt k15567264

1/2 cup water k15231832

Stir and knead it like a dough… (NOT Edible)

Need:

Rolling Pin sps0484

Cookie Sheet (I’m covering mine with Parchment Paper) k3256346

Toothpick or any object that will make a hole to hang the ornament with…

I usually use a straw… Makes a perfect hole for the hanger…k11774114

Miniature Cookie Cutters or any shaped object that will cut like a cookie cutter… k1256891

After baking in a 250 degree – 300 degree oven for 2 hours…

Let cool completely and paint with acrylic paints k5428594

Glitter Glue or Glitter Paint can also be used… k5218174

I also spray mine with a clear acrylic to make them shiny and lasting…

Ribbon… twine… string for hanging… k12873004

Will post our creations tomorrow…

Today… after deciding it IS Saturday…

I decided to pack cookies for mailing next week…

This post shows my baking

https://babyjill7.wordpress.com/2013/12/03/making-christmas-cookies/

I had bought containers for the ones going out of town…

Neighbors were put on pretty Christmas Paper Plates…

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I layered the containers… with the cookies… parchment paper… more cookies… paper… more cookies… and a last layer of tissue paper to keep them from breaking in their journey out-of-town…

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I will put them in another box… so hopefully they will reach their destination with little breakage

I’ve been doing this for many years…

so I think I’ve got it pretty much in control…

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With mailing them next week… I feel they will get to enjoy them before Christmas when people come by to visit…

I even had some left for my own cookie jar! OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA