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flour + salt + water = jewelry

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Evyn loves art.  Her friend K loves art.  I love doing art projects.  Sounds like a regular art day is in order!

We had our first one last week.  We made our own clay beads, then painted and strung them to make bracelets. 

The girls loved making the clay dough:
1 cup salt
1 cup warm water
2 cups flour

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We rolled them into balls and poked large holes with a skewer.  It's important that the holes be a little exaggerated because the beads plump in the microwave (microwave on high about 2-3 minutes total, turning the beads over halfway through).

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Once the paint dried, I took the beads outside and sprayed them with a gloss sealer to make them a little shinier.  Whew that stuff is toxic!

The girls watched a princess move and read There's a Mouse In the House to each other while the everything finished drying.

Then, we strung the beads on a bit of Magic Stretch (we used 1mm but I would use something just a bit smaller) and called it a day!

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We're already planning the next Art Day.  With so many bloggy, crafty moms out there I have too many ideas to choose from!

Check these places out for some artsy sensory fun stuff:

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Leaner - Awesome! I really want to make some now.

Chloe - Thank you for sharing this.
Its school holidays here and my daughter has 4 friends coming to play this week, 2 over 2 days.
This will be a great activity for them to do!

Emily - Cool! We are totally going to make these!! Thanks SO much!!

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sherry - We thought this was a really fun craft for children, so we shared it on our site!
all the best,
Sherry + Wendy @ Kiboomu