My friend, Nicole said she misses the stuff on my blog that has more to do with my fam so I'm going to post something fabulous we did at Christmas time with the kiddos. So much fun. We made salt dough ornaments and a couple of salt dough nativities. It's very interesting stuff to work with and you have to seal it when you're done or it will continue to dry out and crack. Here's Tessa helping daddy roll out the dough (he did most of the hard work).
I plan on painting my nativity before next Christmas, but the pieces that Jakob made will probably just be varnished. Most of the trees were taken to church for the kids to paint there. I pressed the top of a pill bottle into the trees so that the kids could add their pictures in the center or a picture of the nativity. We used a straw for the top hole (to hang them).
I just rolled balls for the nativity pieces and stuck them together with a little water. Toothpicks were added for the staffs. Please don't make fun of my sheep/pig/dog. I had a hard time forming him...so he's just every animal all rolled into one. I love how Jakob's nativity on the right is a little copycat of mine. What is it they say? Copying is the best form of flattery. I love my little boy!
Hope you enjoyed this trip down memory lane and have a great day.