Adam is extremely poorly today so no playing. He hasn’t left my side and nothing can distract him. So instead I thought I would show you what Adam and I made back on Day 21 when our friends Kate and Max visited.
I followed the instructions from The Imagination Tree for how to make the saltdough green without painting it. Unfortunately, it was soon clear that a few drops of food colouring wouldn’t go very far so I put in a few more drops…then a few more. In the end I put the rest of the bottle in. It still didn’t make the dough change colour enough so I resorted to using green paint. By now my hands were stained green. Eventually I got the dough to change colour enough and added the glitter.
I thought that was the hardest part over and done with. However, getting Adams handprint was even harder. It took several attempts but we finally got there. I cut a circle around the handprint and used the straw to make two holes in the top. With the extra salt dough we used the cookie cutters to make Christmas trees. All the salt dough figures went on baking paper on a baking tray and went into the oven for 3 hours.
Once the saltdough had cooled I painted over Adams handprint with green acrylic paint and decorated the ‘tree’ with foam sheet baubles and a star. Finally I added glitter glue to the decorations and tied ribbon to the top.
Adam was 19 months old.
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