When you get back if you are in the mood for a little St. Patrick's Day craft here is a cheap and easy one. At the girls preschool they had used this recipe to make some Valentine ornaments and I had been wanting to try it for sometime.
2 cups of Flour
2 cups of Salt
1 cup of Water
Mix the ingredients with a spoon until they look like this
Roll dough onto pan and cut directly on the pan so that you don't have to move it after it has been cut (trust me on this one) Using a straw cut the hole to hang on the ribbon. I used a toothpick to add the stitched dots on the edge.
Bake at 250 degrees - starting at 20 minute increments. Depending on how thick you make them will determine how long you cook them. These I baked for 40 minutes.
Use Modge Podge after it has cooled to make it a bit shine. ( I also made some with glitter that turned out great)
I knew I wanted rainbow ribbon for these and could not believe I found it. (at Michael's) but in case you don't you could buy the thin ribbon and string all the rainbow colors through.
All my kids teachers will be getting these for St. Patrick's Day.
I fear I may become a salt dough addict - it was so much fun!