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Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Homemade Playdough Tutorial Scented with Natural Extracts and Spices

It's really easy and fun to make your own non-toxic playdough and then customize it with food coloring or natural ingredients.

♥ Basic recipe:
2 Cups of Flour
2 Cups of Water
1 Cup of Salt
2 TBSP of Sunflower or other cheap cooking oil
2 Tbsp of Cream of Tartar

Mix all of the ingredients together in a bowl or better already in your old pan, and stir over low heat. The dough will begin to thicken until it resembles mashed potatoes.

When the dough pulls away from the sides and clumps in the center, remove the pan from heat and allow the dough to cool enough to handle.

IMPORTANT NOTE: if your playdough is still sticky, you simply need to cook it longer!
Keep stirring until the dough looks and feels like playdough.

Divide your playdough into 4 parts:

♥For WHITE PLAYDOUGH: Make up basic recipe then at the end knead in a few drops of natural vanilla extract.Add food coloring, glitter, extracts, etc. AFTER the dough has cooled. The colour and scents won't "take" as well when the dough is hot/very warm.

♥For YELLOW PLAYDOUGH: Make up basic recipe then at the end knead in 2 teaspoons of turmeric mixed in a 2Tbsp of boiled water and a few drops of natural lemon extract.

♥For LIGHT BROWN PLAYDOUGH: Make up basic recipe then at the end knead in 2 teaspoons of cocoa powder and for more scent and color add some ground cinnamon.

♥For RED PLAYDOUGH: Make up basic recipe then at the end knead in 5-6 drops of red food colouring and add if you have a few drops of natural almond extract.

• This recipe is for a non-edible playdough.
• Allergy warning -Almond essence contains nuts
• Please remember natural dyes can stain…so make sure you wear an apron or your old top!
• Don’t let your little one/s anywhere near hot or boiling water.
• Finally, in our experience playdough always sticks to the pan. However if you soak the pan in cold water for five minutes it comes off quite quickly.
•When it comes to storing the dough, we find it best to keep it in a Ziploc container or bag in the refrigerator. In this way it'll last months.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Tissue Paper Pom-Poms

Colorful tissue paper pom poms can liven up any party like birthdays, weddings, baby showers, and much more. Learn how to make beautiful tissue paper pom poms with some simple instructions.
These dahlialike pom-poms appear to float in the air; in reality, they are hung from the ceiling with monofilament, imparting a cheerful radiance to any party.We like the idea of hanging tissue paper pom-poms from the ceiling of a bedroom,nursery or kid's room .
Besides using as decorative pieces for parties, you can also use them to jazz up your cubicle at work or place them on top of wrapped gifts, and add some oomph to your d├ęcor. 

Salt Dough Ornaments Workshop

Making your own homemade salt ceramic ornaments is easy and fun! Nowadays salt dough crafts are becoming more popular, for many reasons as salt dough is an inexpensive, non-toxic modeling medium that is easy to make at home.
Join us on this workshop to create lovely salt dough ornaments and novelty gifts for any occasion.Please email to register.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Beautiful Hand Felted Jewellery to Wear

Don't miss out on this fantastic opportunity to learn the ancient art of feltmaking. Using just fluffy wool fibres, soap, water and some rubbing you of beautiful pieces.Please email to register.  will make your own completely unique item of jewellery like necklaces,bracelets and rings. You will go home with lots of ideas and newfound skills as well as your own collection.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Beginners Feltmaking Workshop

Our Beginners Feltmaking Workshop lasts for one day and are designed as a fascinating and enjoyable introduction to feltmaking - enabling you to get a feel for the material and how it works. You will be able to create one flat piece of felt. After you have completed one of our  Beginners Feltmaking Workshop, you can then come back later to learn more advanced felt making techniques in our Advanced Workshop.Please email us to register.