Saturday, October 19, 2013

Zulily Deals

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Sunday 10/20

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Monday 10/21

Marvel & DC Comics

Tuesday 10/22

Dolly & Me - up to 60% off


Wednesday 10/22

My Little Pony

Thursday 10/23

Stocking Stuffers

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Tiny Prints Deal

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Friday, October 18, 2013

Our First Salt Dough Project

This year my son in 4th grade and we are now starting to get into making projects for certain subjects that they are learning.

Right now they are learning about the Native American Indians of Arizona, fun topic. He did a report in class on the Hohokam Indians, haven’t read it yet maybe I’ll get to see it at parent teacher conference later this week. So naturally his at home project needed to reflect the report. So we got online to see what kind the homes the Hohokam lived in. We found out that they lived at first in ‘pit houses’ and then later in an apartment style homes and they were made out of mud.

So I’m thinking how are we going to make this dwelling b/c my son wanted to make the apartment dwellings? Then the light goes off, ding!! We will use salt dough to mimic mud. I remembered that I had a recipe for salt dough from last year that his teacher gave us. Let me tell you that I used about half a package of flour and 2 containers of salt!! Plus I had to borrow the cream of tartar b/c I didn’t have any.  So we had to make 2 batches of dough to complete the project!!  Anyways it turned out pretty good once we were all done. It took us 2 days to do it. We needed to let part of the dough harden before completing the second stage of the dwelling.

 What do you think? Not bad. The picture really doesn’t do it justice, it looked much better in person.


After (he got a 100% on it)
I’m also including the Salt Dough recipe below, just in case you need it for a project of your own.
Salt Dough
4 cups flour
2 cups salt
2 Tbsp cream of tartar
3 cups water

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