In November I started to think of things that Baba could get people for Christmas, and for the first time he was involved in what he wanted to get everyone and he quickly said that he wanted to make presents.
We had various ideas thrown around, paintings, drawings, food, etc but eventually we settled on Salt Dough after getting the recipe from Laura over at RocketBum.
We had great fun making the items, and Baba could get really involved as the recipe is so easy for little hands to help.
1 cup of luke warm water
1 cup of salt
2 cups of plain flour
Make the Salt dough, and cut into the shapes you want. Place onto trays on greaseproof paper and cook at 100 degrees for roughly four hours but do keep checking. Some of ours took that long some took a little less.
We made the dough, we did cheat and used the mixer to start the mixer off and then Baba and I both had a go at squidging it and making it nice and smooth.
We rolled it out and made circles, that were planned to be coasters but they didn’t come out that flat.
We also made some hearts for Rhianna’s presents
Baba did lots and lots of handprints that were then painted and named and aged for all of his gifts.
And for Daddy we even did the dogs footprints as well so that he had something special from them as Baba thought this was very important.
Baba had great fun and painted all the circles and drew pictures of faces on them all. All the presents were a complete hit and everyone that received them loved them, it was a great idea to use for presents and is something that we will certainly think about doing again in the future.