For our first big Fruit of the Spirit craft, I chose a strawberry to represent self-control.
We’ve glued it onto our Lydia-representative. It looks lovely if I do say so myself. And also extremely frightening when rounding the corner from the kitchen at 10 o’clock at night.
I racked my brain (and the internet) for a good strawberry craft. And right away I found the best one ever: HOMEMADE STRAWBERRY SCENTED PLAYDOUGH. I knew it would be perfect—Lydia and I would get to cook together AND I had this great idea that molding playdough would be similar to using self-control. Get it? Like controlling the playdough? Controlling ourselves? OK, so it’s a stretch, but still, it’s better than just eating strawberries or coloring another strawberry picture, right?
I found lots of recipes online (seriously, just google “homeade playdough”). Here’s the basic recipe I found…
1 cup of flour
1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
1 package of strawberry kool-aid (unsweetened)
1/4 cup of salt
2 tablespoons of cream of tartar
1 cup of water
Mix all in a saucepan and cook on medium heat until it forms a ball. Then knead until smooth. Play and enjoy.
Yeah. So. I only had olive oil. And cherry kool-aid. And no cream of tartar. I used baking powder instead.
And although it was a fun cooking experience and it DID smell delicious good, it was really more of the consistency of a very thick pancake batter or a very soft cream cheese.
Nevertheless it was a crafty adventure and Lydia thought it was perfect.
See, this is why you should subscribe to my blog…I am an utter FAIL when it comes to crafty stuff. I’ll try it all out and you can see how to do it correctly with your kids! Just saving you the shame and pain!