At preschool last week, Natalie made some beads from self-hardening play dough. You can buy self-hardening clay, but it is easy to make your own: Mix 1 cup of salt and 1 cup of flour, and add ½ cup of water. You will want to use the dough the same day, and air dry for about 48 hours. Natalie’s beads were made by rolling a fat snake, slicing off chunks, and using a straw to make the hole.
Yesterday, when the beads were good & dry, Natalie painted her beads.
Then, we strung them on some colorful yarn — voila! A homemade bead necklace.