Bread + Glue = Fun
I usually showcase a recipe on Mondays for Mamatoga but this Monday I thought I would do something a little different.
I've worked with kids since I was 14 years old, and during that time I've come up with some craft ideas that are great for school aged kids. This is one of the those crafts. By taking white bread and glue you can make a dough that will dry hard and then can be painted. You can make decorations, jewelry, ornaments... a whole host of things. So here's step by step directions on how to make this dough.
NOTE: If you have a child who has tactile issues, this probably isn't the craft for them.
Take the crust from 2 slices of white bread Tear the bread into small pieces
Add equal parts white glue, Elmer's works best. If the dough is too sticky add more bread. If it's too dry add more glue.
Once the bread and glue are mixed together then take the dough out of the bowl and knead it, either in your hands or on a plastic board.
Once the dough is smooth then pat the dough out onto waxed paper. The dough can then be cut with cookie cutters for any holiday you wish.
Or if you'd like you can make beads from the dough. Just shape them into whatever shape you'd like and put a hole all the way through so that they can be strung later. The dough can be painted with regular acrylic paint after it's completely dry which should take anywhere from 4 hours to overnight.
I think these would be cute teacher gifts. Just hot glue a pin back onto the back. But I really think it would be cute for homemade Christmas ornaments. But it's very versatile.
The ingredients are fairly inexpensive, bread from the outlet store and Elmer's glue, some plastic cookies and you're in business. So before the weather gets bad and the kids are bored and tired of playing in the snow why not stock up to be prepared.