O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me; let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles. Psalms 43:3

And as all have not faith, seek ye diligently and teach one another words of wisdom; yea, seek ye out of the best books words of wisdom; seek learning, even by study and also by faith. D&C 88:118

The kids

The kids

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Arts and Crafts- Tis the Season for Arts and Crafts

I am not one for cutesy crafts that sit and take up space. I prefer to craft useful things.

In our family, we try to get around to making Salt Dough each year. It is fun to make ornaments out of semi-stable “play dough.” I use a recipe of 2 cups all purpose flour, 1 cup table salt (the cheapest I can find), and 1 cup water. Knead together and you have salt dough. You can add oil or glycerine for other effects but I never do. Here is a good instruction page on how to make and bake salt dough. Here is another good one with great pictures. These salt dough ornaments are great gift tags.

Most of our arts and crafts focus on making presents though. Last year we made mini-toolboxes from Altoid tins. We have made Christmas ornaments and jewelry. We have also made sugar scrubs and other gifts. The possibilities are endless. The main thing is to have fun and do the projects together.

What are you going to be crafting?


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