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Spring Crafting: Salt Dough Mandalas
Spring Crafting: Salt Dough Mandalas
Spring Crafting: Salt Dough Mandalas
Spring Crafting: Salt Dough Mandalas
Spring Crafting: Salt Dough Mandalas

This is an activity called ‘Salt Dough Mandalas’.

Make some plain coloured salt dough (play dough) and put some dried pantry things like seeds, nuts, pasta shells, popcorn kernels, etc. into a bowl and let your child decorate a rolled out piece of dough. They love making patterns, rolling them out and then trying again.

The dough doesn’t last as long as it usually does if there is lots of food stuck in it, but it’s lots of fun.

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.

3 Comments

  1. Carlin on November 17, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    I have to ask, what is it that you are using here?

  2. Meagan on November 17, 2014 at 1:20 pm

    LOL. Sorry to be so elusive Carlin. This is an activity from the Whole Family Rhythms Spring Guide called ‘salt dough mandalas’. You basically make some plain coloured salt dough (play dough) and put some dried pantry things like seeds, nuts, pasta shells, pop corn kernels etc. into a bowl and let your child decorate a rolled out piece of dough. They love making patterns, rolling them out and then trying again. The dough doesn’t last as long as it usually does if there is lots of food stuck in it, but it’s lots of fun. xo m.

  3. McKenzie - life among trees on January 8, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    I love this, so simple and beautiful. Thanks for the inspiration!

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