Paint sample cards are fabulously easy to turn into fun and colourful projects. This tutorial from Ohcrafts is super quick and could easily be cut into whatever shape you choose. If you have a sewing machine, thread it up and simply sew the pieces together. Great for parties or a dull corner and especially perfect for a school holiday project. Check this project and more craft ideas on our Pinterest board here.
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It’s the first week of the school holidays… and we are in craft mode. The list was drawn up, weeks ago, of craft activities we “need” to complete before the end of the holidays and let me tell you, it will be no mean feat if we can get through it. Today we made play dough. If you feel like trying your hand, I have included the best ever recipe for no-cook make at home dough – it is smooth, quick to make, lasts forever out of the fridge, costs next to nothing, apparently tastes good, is non toxic and makes for very cheerful children. Everyone’s a winner!
No Cook Playdough
Boil the kettle.
In a mixing bowl or mixer with dough hook combine:
- 2 cups of plain flour
- 4 tablespoons of Cream of Tartar
- 1 cup of table salt (if you can, whizz it in the food processor to make it powdery)
In a separate jug combine:
- 2 cups boiling water
- 2 tablespoons of vege oil
- your chosen food colouring
Add the liquid to the dry ingredients and stir until it all comes together. It will look runny but keep mixing because it will come together. You might need to throw in a handful of flour in at the end if it is too sticky. Sprinkle some extra flour on the bench and knead it all together until it’s done! I cheated and mixed ours with the dough hook stand mixer.
You can keep it in a container or snap lock bag in the cupboard for at least a couple of months.
Photo: ©2011 Sofie Helsted. Styling by Filippa Asved. via lmnop
Our friends at lmnop recently published this article about Gillian Rose (who happens to supply our gorgeous Leander and Ollie & Lime furnishings) detailing some fabulous tips on how to get the popular Danish interiors look.
“The Scandinavian folk really know how to make a room look spacious, clean and charming,” says Gillian. “The key components are its clean lines and its inspiration from nature.” Here you can read Gillian’s six top tips for creating the perfect Scandinavian nursery including choosing colours, furniture, materials and de cluttering.
Photos: ©2011 Sofie Helsted. Styling by Filippa Asved. via lmnop