Wednesday, January 29, 2014

DIY Salt Dough Ornaments

 Basic Salt Dough Recipe from
1 cup salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup luke warm water

This is a simple and fantastic Valentine's Day gift idea for all family members! When the weather is freezy it is also a great indoor activity. Combine all the ingredients listed above and bake a 200 F until dry. Let air dry overnight and paint in the AM. I do not like painting my salt dough ornaments with acrylic paint, but rather watercolors. The watercolors allow you to lightly stain the hand print. Staining Vs. Painting brings out all the little details.You do not want to cover up that beautiful hand print with thick acrylic paint! You could also use a bit of food coloring if you want to live on the edge:)  Happy Valentine's Day my little love bugs!

I have an announcement to make! The Cooperative Preschool of Loudoun{CPL} is having an Open House Saturday, February 8, 2014 from 11am to 2pm! "Cooperative" means the parents are directly involved. Each child has a special day in the classroom{at least twice a month} where the parents comes to class with their child to assist the teacher for the day. The parent is responsible for bringing a snack on their child's special day as well. It is really fun to see your child in the classroom and they love showing off their Mom or Dad to the other children.

A cooperative preschool is wonderful for those parents who are looking for an increased level of involvement in their child's early education. After a year at CPL, I can say without reservation that the teachers are top notch. They are utterly invested in giving our children the best possible start to their early education. Next year, I will have both my boys at CPL. The Open House is a great way to see if a cooperative preschool is right for you and your babes.

Applications are available at OR call 703-724-0496

Thank you for being here,

Heather Paulding
Spunky Real Deals, LLC
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1 comment:

  1. What a fun little DIY, I can't wait to try it out! I was only just thinking minutes before I came across this post how I wanted to look for some easy DIY's, so thanks!