Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Salt Dough Mr Tumble bow ties

Salt dough Mr Tumble bow tie tree decorations 

Mr Tumble is big news in our house. We did baby Signing from about 8 months to 18mths and i credit amongst other things this with Ninky's advanced speech now, i was told recently by a health visitor that he is talking at the level of a 3.5 year old. We attended a group taught by Lisa from Tiny Talk Sutton Coldfield, i know she wont mind me mentioning her espcially as i highly recommend her. She is lots of fun, i learnt loads and she keeps the children very engaged. She is also a mum so small children running off with her props didnt faze her at all. Not that Ninky ever did this you understand......

Ninky watches Something Special and signs back to him which is super cute. We have the magazine too and recently it came with a Bow Tie cookie cutter. When making the standard salt dough stars etc for the tree i thought it would be nice for Ninky to make some bow ties for his tree. They turned out well and are now hung up.

Salt dough is very easy to make its just, one cup water, two cups flour and two cups salt. We cut out the bow ties and used a drinking straw for the hole to hang them up. With thin decorations like this i found i could microwave them. This makes it so much quicker than the tradtional 2 hours in the oven. I read somewhere that you microwave them for 3 mins but that seemed like a big chunk and didnt say what power microwave it was so i did it for 1 min then 30 second increments. It took between 2 - 2.5 mins for these bow ties.

When they were dry we we painted them yellow and stuck on some brightly coloured spot sticker that we already had. These are the kind you get in stationary stores and what we also used for our Gingerbread man cards back on day 1 of the Creative Christmas Countdown.

I love the way these turned out. I did try to get Ninky to be a bit more free with the stickers but no...this was the way he wanted them to be.

free with the paint

Not so free with the dots. Dotted rather than dotty

Thank you for reading and pop back soon. 

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