Monday, November 5, 2007

I am tired

Is it bad that I cracked this puppy open at 7:34 this morning? I know last night I was loving the time change thing, but I forgot about the fact that young kids ignore it. So yes, when I drank this, this morning it felt more like ten. Since we were all ready dressed, had breakfast, cleaned up, started the laundry, read about twenty books, and I was looking at the clock in disbelief, I decided that I had to get out the big guns.

We decided to make cookie clay. I love this because they make the best Christmas tree decorations. I wanted to save this project for a little later in the season, but oh well. I still have the gingerbread house, and the Christmas wreath idea to save.

This project is a bit messy, but so much fun.

Can you see those cornstartch footprints?

This is what you come up with....

and this is what they look like after they have dried. Addison and I made this one about three years ago.

Cookie clay recipe...

2 cups salt

2/3 cup water

1 cup cornstartch

mix salt and water in medium pan , stir and bring to a boil. Add cornstartch and another 1/2 cup water and stir until it thickens.

Sprinkle cornstartch on counter and roll out dough, cut into shapes. Make holes for hanging. Air dry for a few days at room temp. After they are dry you can paint them or add glitter.

If that wasn't enough, we decided to make the cupcakes for Jack's birthday on Saturday.

When we were done with that it was only 10:30..holy smokes, I need another Coke!


Jro said...

You are going to roit your teeth out with Coke at 7:30 in the morning. ;-)
Get some sleep tomorrow is yet another day!

Anonymous said...

What an awesome project to do with the kids!! I will have to try it!!
xo, Ash