Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Fabulous bread

Today the kids and I made "Fabulous Bread", its cool, but it sounds much cooler than it really is. For Christmas Anne (the woman I babysit for) got a book called "1,4440 things to do with kids", fabulous bread is the second activity we've taken from it. The first was "Magic Mud", just cornstarch and water, that however didn't go over too well with Evan, who doesn't like getting his hands messy. Fabulous bread is more like homemade clay, so he was a little more excited about it. It's super easy to make 4 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, 1 1/4 cup of water, just mix until its the consistency of soft clay. Then I rolled some out and let the kids use cookie cutters to make the shapes that they wanted. I did something a little more advanced, but I'll wait til tomorrow to share that so I can have a picture to go with it. Then you bake it at 350, 1/2 hour for thin pieces, 1 hour for thicker pieces. After it cools you can paint it. The kids shapes turned out pretty cool, but their dad came home before we were able to paint them, which is good because now we have something to do after school tomorrow.


Brittany said...

so fun!! also, that book sounds amazing. you win the prize for world's funnest baby-sitter. let's hang out! i totally want to make fabulous bread now :)