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I love dough crafts and it couldn’t be any simpler or less expensive to make if you tried.

Here’s the recipe:

1 Cup Salt

1 Cup Flour

1/2 Cup Water

Then you just stir stir and stir some more. If it is too sticky (which is something my girls are saying- then add about a 1/2 cup more of flour. My son just loves mixing the ingredients together. If I didn’t know that he was going to be a builder (His Legos helped him decide on that career of choice :o)) I would say that he might be a chef- being the stirring fool that he is (and he loves to help mommy cook!) After we stirred and then started patting and blending it all together by smooshing it between our hands then it’s time to flatten it by either using a rolling pin, patting it down to an even flat consistency, etc. and use your cookie cutters or whatever it is you have to create your ornaments or specific shapes for your project. Our project today happens to be a wind chime of flowers, hearts, and butterflies. We added food coloring to avoid the need for painting them later on. I’ve read some recipes where it calls for paint to color the dough but I chose the food coloring even though it can be a bit more faded. It turned out perfect for what we were looking for. We had so much fun and made a huge mess! So as far as messes go, ours screams out great time. The kids were giggling almost the whole time. We just need to wait for the hearts, flowers, and butterflies along with my creation of a teddy bear figurine named Bert (of course because his face looks like Bert from Sesame Street :o)) to dry now so we put the yarn or rope (I haven’t decided yet which one- maybe you guys can help me!?) through the ornaments to complete our wind chime.