Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Easy Play dough

I found an excellent recipe for play dough.  The dough was easy to make and it feels and smells great.  I can't seem to keep my hands off of it.  I will be giving this batch to my great nephew Mathew so he could play with it.  He's going to love it! I made grape and lime scent play dough.

Easy play dough recipe:

1 C flour
2 TBS salt
2 TBS cream of tartar
2 TBS oil
1 C warm water
1 3.5 oz of jello (any flavor you like)

Mix all ingredients in a pan on medium heat.  Continue to stir continuously until it thickens and comes together.   Pour onto a floured surface and knead (careful, it will be hot!).  Let dough rest and cool for at least 30 minutes. 

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Happy Spring

Today's haiku is brought to you by my daughter, Isabelle.  She was feeling creative this morning and wrote a haiku poem for spring:

The sun is warming
I feel the cool breeze flowing
Spring has come today.

Team Cassandra's Kisses

Our family is participating in the Epilepsy's Foundation 5k walk/run on Sunday, April 15th in beautiful Mission Bay.  We are walking/running for our daughter, Cassandra, who has epilepsy. She recently started having seizures again (mild) after not having any for the past 2 1/2 years.  Praise God they are still under control.  Because Cassandra is non-verbal, she uses kisses to communicate her happiness and love to us.  I made baggies with chocolate kisses and will be "selling" them for a suggested donation of $1.00 or more. 

If you would like to participate in the walk/run or donate to Team Cassandra's kisses, please click on the link.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Mixed Media Art

I'm experimenting with a new craft, mixed-media art.  I have been practicing drawing faces lately.  Although, I have a long way to go, I did like the way my girl came out.  I still want to cut out words from magazines and paste on poster to finish her off.

I also drew smaller portraits of girl angels.  I think I still need to practice drawing angel wings.