This is the before picture (note the newspaper. Multiple layers are necessary if your doing this project with kids that are anywhere near as messy as mine)
We used a homemade self hardening clay recipe:
4 cups of flour
1 1/2 cups of salt
1 1/2 cups of water
Mix together in a large bowl until a dough forms and you have self hardening clay.
After your finished modeling and sculpting away, allow the clay to sit in a warm dry place for about 2 days (depending on the thickness) until completely dry.
The sculptures seen above had been drying for 3 days.
Once they were completely dry I mixed about 1/2 cup of white vinegar to 1 package or kool aid to make a nice stain.
Then I gave the kids free reign to "paint" their sculptures to their heart's content.
The picture above are the finished products.
On a more grown up note, I've finished one comfortghan for one of our local nursing homes.
It's large enough to fit a full size bed and fits a standard size nursing home hospital bed with a little extra hanging over the edge.
I really loved the colors in this afghan.
The variegated green, brown, tan and white yarn just makes me feel happy.
We also recieved a wonderful gift on Saturday.
A beautiful, light, and lacey baby afghan from my very talented aunt.
I love this because the color would work well for a boy or a girl and it's nice to have something a little lighter weight to wrap Youngest in when we are inside.
All in all it was a pretty good weekend. I hope you all had a wonderful weekend as well.