If you are looking for something to do on these cold days, here’s a fun thing to do, and you could donate them for the BIG “E.” Make some Salt Dough Ornaments.
- 2 cups flour
- ½ cup salt
- ¾ cup water
- Mix flour and salt in large bowl. Add water and mix well.
- Knead for 3-5 minutes until it is smooth and elastic. It will keep overnight wrapped in plastic wrap.
- Shape by hand into figures or roll (with rolling pin) to about ¼” thick and cut out with cookie cutters (“wiggle” cutter for a good cut). If making people use a garlic press to made hair, then glue pieces together with water. Work on a sheet of foil. Lift foil and shape to place on baking sheet. Make a hole for hanging before baking.
- There are two ways of drying:
Air dry overnight (or up to several days for larger pieces)
Or with the help of an adult, bake at 225* for 30 minutes to 1½ hours, turning over every 30 minutes. Place on cookie sheet to cool.
Then using whatever colors you have paint them or use markers—use your imagination and be creative.
Call me if you have any questions. (207) 743-5277 I am looking forward to seeing them.
March 31, 2018, is our contest: Sign-a-Song, Public Speaking or Sign the Alphabet and our annual meeting to follow. It will be held at Highland Lake Grange in Westbrook, ME from 1:00 pm-5:00 pm. Let me know how many of you Junior Grange Members are planning on participating.