Monday, March 26, 2012

Salt Dough Easter Eggs

A couple days ago I pulled out the bucket of air dry clay and decided to use it to make something for Easter. So, I used a bunny and a butterfly cookie cutter to make a couple of ornaments. Today, I found my egg cookie cutter and made some salt dough so Baby Bear could paint a few Easter eggs, too. (Air dry clay makes ornaments that are a little more dense and not as fragile as salt dough ornaments, but salt dough is ready for painting much faster than air dry clay.) This is the salt dough recipe that I made as found on The Imagination Tree:
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Mix together and knead
  •  Bake in oven at 200 F for 2-3 hours
  • Let cool and decorate when dry
Yes, decorate when dry. This is where our incredible mess began. Baby Bear absolutely loved painting the ornaments... almost as much as he loved painting himself. Why I handed him the glitter after the mess he made with the paint, I'll never know, but I did. I plead temporary insanity. I'll let the pictures speak for themselves.

And what did I do as this mess took place? Why, I took pictures,of course! It's days like today I am thankful that we have not yet replaced the ugly laminate flooring in our bathrooms. Oh, well. He sure did have fun! And the ornaments aren't bad, either. ;)


  1. O my! My husband would have had a heart attack. He definitely looks like he loved it. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays.

  2. Oh, how fun!! Looks like a great time!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you will share with us again this week!