Friday, February 15, 2008

Back Tracking for Nicole


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.

13 comments:

Lesli said...

What a great nativity - I never thought to create one by baking it - great idea!

pescbrico said...

What a fun thing to do with the kids! I tried that once but gived up!

M@risk@ said...

Woh, this is so great and so easy to do. So much new stuff to look at and esp. love the Tooth fairy box. TFS

My Paper World said...

They look great, and it looks like you all had a lot of fun!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

How cute are these...I just recently saw a friend that made heart salt dough ornament with her kids...They came out Adorable!!!

Terrie B x said...

Wow what a great Nativity...I love all your latest creations:)
Can I add you to my blog list please?many thanksxxx

Jenn D said...

I remember making ornaments like this. My mom used to churn them out by the dozens and sell them at craft fairs. This is a real trip to memory lane for me. What a cool idea for the kids to decorate!

Ana Baird said...

What a fabulous project to do with the kids! Looks fun too! Thank you for your comments on my Blossom and Bloom card! Hope you're having a great Sunday!

pescbrico said...

I,ve just e-mail you. Have a great day!

Deborah said...

What a wonderful baking carafty project to with your kids! I don't think I could ever eat them! Love your little animals too! Deb

Nicole said...

Thanks Misty! What fun stuff you do!

Samantha said...

How cute are those?! You did a great job on your ornaments. Thanks for sharing with us!!

Jill said...

Cute stuff! We made salt dough ornaments too. Too bad that the ones we took on the airplane to Utah for the grandparents were in crumbs when we arrived. The nativities are super cute.