|Have a groovy-spiro-smiley holiday!|
So as I was organizing and putting everything back, I found our trusty old Spirograph. My older 2 kids loved playing with it when they were young. I remember asking Santa for it when I was a kid, along well as a Bic 4 color pen - I was thrilled with them both. Now 10 color pens are common - wow!
|Only 99 cents!|
|Oh, the possibilities!|
Our snowy week was filled with great sensory experiences. The kids went sledding, and G ate lots of snow. Then we all ate cookie dough...I have a great sugar cookie recipe that doesn't have eggs*, so totally safe to nibble! The cookie-making process is very tactile, heavy work: measuring, pouring, mixing, rolling, cutting - and of course delightfully creative and yummy. Guess who did the best job with cookie cutters? G! Must be the wealth of playdough experience he brought to the table.
|I love the contrast between |
G's head-to-toe, flour-covered body,
and Neatnik N's immaculate shirt.
G got his "into it" creative mess gene from moi.
|Such concentration! |
Creativity in progress...
|175 cookies = big mess! |
So glad we did this before
the big floor project!
* Kraft Philadelphia Cream Cheese Sugar Cookies
Easy-cheesy, 6 ingredients, yummy and safe to eat raw...because really, who doesn't love cookie dough? I make these every year and get lots of compliments.
To make tie-dye marblized cookies, add a few drops of food coloring(s) to a dough ball and squish it around before rolling it out. You can also mix food color in completely to make solid color dough. Try it - get your groovy on!
One last tip: We use our lazy susan daily at the kitchen table. But it's also particularly handy when doing crafts or making cookies. Just clean it well (I'm a bleach freak), and you're good to go!
I purchased mine at Costco a few years ago, but this one is close:
Ok, don't get me started...I also use lazy susans in my cabinets to organize spice jars, canned goods, etc. They make searching much less frustrating, and yup - FUN!