Christmas 2015

Christmas here isn’t a big deal. It’s the equivalent of Halloween or Valentine’s day in Manila. Some celebrate, others don’t.

To inject some Christmas-y feeling in our house, Little A and I tried to make some salt dough ornaments. Unfortunately, the emphasis is on *tried*.
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Ingredients to make the salt dough: half-cup water, half-cup salt, 1 cup flour plus some more for kneading. Looks easy enough, right? Best if you can add the water a little at a time so you can manage the stickiness. Roll them out and shape as desired. Then, bake at 100c for 3 to 4 hours.

I wrote out the ingredients so Little A can follow based on the drawing.
 
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I over baked them! You see, I didn’t check the temperature and proceeded to bake everything at 160 :O.
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That was supposed to be a handprint. Oh well. Came out like focaccia bread.

 
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We painted them but they ended up tacky. I think it’s because you’re supposed to use acrylic paint. We couldn’t be bothered with it and used watercolors. Hahaha! Makings of pinterest fails.

So I tried to dry them in the oven. I over baked them again and they all turned into charcoal! Someone hasn’t been a good girl (me!). No pictures of the burnt stuff. Our kitchen still smells!

We’ll try again next year.

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In the meantime, we made another Christmas craft.

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Made out of these materials we had in the house.

 
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Merry Christmas, everyone!

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