We're still working our way through the list. Rather than calling it an activity a day for March, I should have realized it would take us all spring and that we still probably wouldn't do everything on it. I think the current count is about 18 out of 31 activities. Ha! I believe someone mentioned the word overambitious?
You need to mix 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/2 cup salt, and 3/8 cup water.
This time we dyed the dough green with some food coloring. The dough was still a bit tricky to work with — it crumbled easily and Maia had a hard time forming it into balls. So I did most of the shaping, while she played with the beads I made — stacking them into snowmen, making caterpillars, eating the lollipops, etc.
The directions called for skewering them on toothpicks set in a ball of playdough while they dried, which worked out pretty well. Maia loved doing that part.
Even though we had dyed the beads green, we decided to paint some of them with tempera. The ceramic flower cups are part of a set I found at the thrift store for the studio. I think they're the perfect size for holding paint — and easy to clean, too.
The paint went on bright, but soaked into the beads and dried much lighter. We strung them on doubled up embroidery floss this time using an embroidery needle.