My tween and I enjoy doing these each year....to add to our tree and to give as gifts. We have so much fun! Just wanted to share! My friends passed these on to me, and I am sharing them with you! Have FUN!
In this posting there are recipes for:
Bake Art Dough
Scented Cinnamon Ornaments
4 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 ½ cups water
Blend flour and salt, add water and stir. When water is mixed in, shape dough into a ball. Knead dough about 5 minutes or until texture is smooth and pliable. Add more flour if dough is sticky, add more water is dough is crumbly. Roll dough out on lightly floured surface to 1/8” . Cut out ornaments and place on cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for approx. 20-25 minutes. With spatula remove baked pieces to cooling rack and allow to cool completely. Store unused dough in plastic wrap. Makes approx. 3 dozen shapes.
NOTE: Bake-Art dough is for decorating purposes only such as ornaments and magnets, it is not edible.
To make ornaments, cut a small hole near the top of cut-out design using a straw before baking. Thread with colored ribbon if desired.
After your Bake-Art pieces are cool, decorate with non-toxic paint, glue on decorations and glitter.
Scented Cinnamon Ornaments
4 oz Cinnamon
1 tbsp Cloves
1 tbsp Nutmeg
3/4 cup Applesauce
2 tbsp White glue
In medium bowl, combine cinnamon, cloves, and nutmeg. Add
applesauce and glue; stir to combine. Work mixture with hands 2 to 3
minutes or until dough is smooth and ingredients are thoroughly
mixed. Divide into 4 portions. On floured surface, roll each portion
to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut dough with floured cookie cutters of
desired shapes. Using straw or toothpick, make a small hole in the
top of the ornament. Place cutouts on wire racks and allow to dry at
room temperature for several days or dry them in a dehydrator. Thread
ribbon through hole in ornament. DO NOT EAT. Makes about 32 (2 inch)
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This is a great activity for the whole family! We are planning on giving this a try this weekend. There are actually a few letterboxes in my area.
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It is now after 2:30 am, and I am still up working. Why am I still awake at this ungodly hour? Little Miss and Little Princess have been giving this Mama a run for her money!
Speaking of money, I am pleased to announce I am making money online! The last couple of years I have been working in my spare time with Moms United in Business (MUIB), an organization I founded to help WAHMs network and find support and friendship all Moms at home desperately crave and need. I decided it was time I too, begin to make some money for myself!
I have found many different avenues for making money online, from writing articles to charging for advertising for ads placed on the MUIB website and newsletter for non-members (members receive free advertising, a perk for helping MUIB continue to grow and be the success it is today). I have come across a new venture I am so excited about through blogsvertise. Getting paid to do what I love to do....getting paid to blog.
Blogsvertise in my personal opinion, is a win win situation. Both parties involved get something beneficial out of the deal, and to me that's a good thing, my friends!
Blogsvertise also has an affiliate program, and as soon as I am able to get up and going in the morning (or later today I should "say") I am going to invite all of my networking contacts to join me in this new venture. If you are interested in joining me, click here!
I am always researching new avenues to make a bit of money online, and what I have found is that truly in all honesty you are going to have to work for EVERY dollar you make. I am not a very crafty Mama, and I am not into selling or making products to sell, but I do love to write and have a way with words, so writing is the avenue I have chosen to make some money. Paid surveys and such to me are a waste of time, and my precious free time is limited having to take care of my tween, my toddler and my newborn!
Well, I must close for now...Little Miss is up AGAIN...needing some Mama love! Is this child of mine teething again?????? Waking up off and on like this is just not like her!