Gift crafting is in full force here now. First, for my nearly two-year-old niece, Emerson, a package of homemade playdough.
This will be accompanied by lots of cookie cutters and a rolling pin and hair maker. Here is the playdough recipe, in case you'd like to make some. It lasts for a long long time and is really fun to play with and totally non-toxic.
3 cups flour, sifted
1 1/2 cup salt
6 teaspoons cream of tartar
3 1/4 cup water
3 tablespoons oil
food coloring (I use the gel kind)
Whisk all the dry ingredients together in a large pot until no lumps remain. Whisk in the wet ingredients (except for the food coloring) and stir until no lumps remain. Cook on high for 3-4 minutes until a dough forms. Separate into several portions and add food coloring, kneading until uniform in color. Store in airtight containers.
For my sister-in-law Jen, a sewing kit. She mentioned to me recently that she has no sewing materials except for a tiny hotel sewing kit. This cannot be allowed! I made her a custard cup pincushion and a set of shrinky dink pins
I also made her a wool felt needle book. I am putting in a few other goodies – some vintage buttons and fabric scraps and trims. I hope this will inspire some creative projects for her.
And finally for today, two princess crowns for my three-year-old twin nieces, Jordan and Ellis. These are made of wool felt and plastic gems. They fasten with Velcro. I made little name tags from white shrinky dinks that I affixed to each one.
Lots more to come. Happy crafting!
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