“Smoother than Salt Dough” Clay

1/2 cup cornstarch 1 cup baking soda 3/4 cup water optional: food coloring (or color with magic markers after) To make the clay:Mix cornstarch and baking powder. Add the water and stir over medium-high heat. As the water evaporates the dough will form and thicken. Take it off the heat when it looks like mashed potatoes. Place in another container, cover and let cool. Knead … Continue reading “Smoother than Salt Dough” Clay

Chapter 9: Just Start!

In the process of writing this book there were times when I didn’t want to write.  My ideas were there, but my enthusiasm gone.          Yet as I followed my own “Writing Traffic Light” steps, I just WROTE! WROTE! WROTE!  My ideas were clumsy and unorganized.  Still I wrote.         Then, I walked away from it.  I planted in the garden, added a stitch to … Continue reading Chapter 9: Just Start!

Chapter 8: Where Do I Start?

So you’re excited about writing, but not sure where to start?  Here is a 6-week plan to get you going! Week 1:  Get ready for successful writing!  Set up your family writing area. (See chapter 7) Make your own “Writing Traffic Light” out of construction paper. Hang it where everyone can see it. Go shopping for a writing journal for yourself. Start writing in your … Continue reading Chapter 8: Where Do I Start?