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Wednesday 8th April 2020

Good morning, what a lovely day it was yesterday, hope you all made the most of it - I think we might have a little more cloud today.

 

We're getting closer and closer to Easter Sunday and Good Friday is only two days away too.  Why not have a go at making an Easter tree for your home or your bedroom.  It's something you could do on your own or other family members could contribute to it too.  Below outlines how to make decorations using salt dough.  This is really easy to make and it does dry out quickly. You can then have fun making models with any dough you don't use and just bag it up to use again.   You can use any paint to paint your decorations with if the decorations are only being used for this year.  You could also make your decorations using card or paper, or hanging on any little Easter decorations you have at home, such as little chicks.  You just need to hunt down a good looking branch to start off with and you can secure that in the bottom of a pot using plasticine, salt dough, oasis.  

Have fun with whatever you do.
Easter Tree

Easter Tree

To make our salt dough decorations we use:

1 cup of plain flour

½ a cup of salt

½ a cup of warm water

 

Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl & then slowly add the water until a dough consistency is formed. Then give the dough a good knead, & it's ready to use. My girl loves kneading & squishing the dough through her fingers, such great sensory play.

 

To make Easter decorations roll out the dough & use your chosen cookie cutters to create your Easter shapes. We added a hole in the top of each shape (using a straw) & left them to dry on a wire rack in our airing cupboard for a couple of days. You can dry them quicker in the oven, but we found drying them in the airing cupboard prevented any bubbles rising in the dough.

 

Once the shapes were hard, we painted them with some pearlised paint, left to dry & then threaded some ribbon through the hole.

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