When All Else Fails on a Rainy Day: Salt Dough

It’s a rainy summer day here. My oldest remembers an old rainy day tradition that I had forgotten: salt dough. 

Mix 2 cups flour with one cup salt. Add in 1 cup of warm water. Mix and knead.  Let the children create beads, play food, doll house furniture, Christmas tree ornaments, animals, or letters. Dry out the creations in a 200 degree oven until hardened.

Then, paint them!

This activity lasts for a good hour or more with children (and their moms!).

Sometimes, rainy days aren’t so terrible.

Do you have a favorite rainy day activity?

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