I don’t know about you, but we are ALL ready for the end of the school year around here! We’re finished with a couple subjects, but Gresham has math left and Aidan has more math, history, and grammar. We. can. do. it!
Anyway, to keep interest going for the younger ones, I did a couple of snake books last week, and then we made salt dough snakes. All of the boys really like snakes, and I really don’t. But at least these were harmless!
To make the salt dough, we mixed:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 3/4 cup water
- 1 T oil
We baked our snakes for 3 hours at 200 degrees F. Then I let them sit out overnight before we painted them.
The boys painted their snakes with acrylic paint, and then I sprayed them with a layer of shellac to give them a nice shine.
Aidan made a copperhead snake, and Gresham made a black mamba. Aidan looked up copperheads on the computer to get the colors right, but Gresham says he has no idea what a black mamba really looks like! 🙂