Ju mixed up the dough (1/2 cup corn flour, 1 cup bicarbonate soda and 3/4 cup warm water) and then I heated it up on the hob, stirring until it started coming off the side of the pan. Having frequently helped out with making playdough at nursery, Ju instructed me to stop cooking it at that point. We let the dough/clay cool a bit and then kneaded it. Wonderful texture and beautifully white!
Ju and Lilo rolled it out and cut out different shapes using our festive cookie cutters.
|Ju and Lilo get cutting|
|Ju sprinkles silver glitter onto some snowflakes|
|Glittery white dough... just like new snow sparkling in the sun|
|Lilo pokes holes in the clay|
|Some of our shapes, including the snowman|
Ju then threaded some red wool through the holes to allow us to hang the ornaments.
|Ju uses fine motor skills to thread the wool through the holes|
|Ju hangs a gingerbread man ornament in the tree|
|Snowflake, heart and candy cane ornaments|
|"J for Ju" candy cane next to one of our dried orange slices from Day 4|