Thursday, July 21, 2011

Allie's Farmhouse

We are really starting to make progress with Allie's dollhouse, finally. We bought her the Magnolia Dollhouse for her birthday but she didn't want it painted blue the way it was shown on the box. She wanted it to look like my Dept 56 Thanksgiving at Grandma's house piece. Clearly, a girl after my own heart. So I went to Michael's and tried to match the paint colors as closely as possible.

And here she is. I know there's a lot more to do but Allie is as pleased as punch! And that's the most important part. Scott's looking for little hinges for the doors so that they open and close properly. It'll be fun to decorate it for the holidays. Eden spent the night and all three girls had so much fun playing with it. Since I was in a nostalgic mood, I had the kids make dot candy as a special treat. Remember those? I loved them when I was a kid and they were a big hit. I let the kids pipe their own strips and I think they did a really good job considering how young they are.

These candy buttons are super easy to make. In a mixer, blend 1 egg white and 1 and 1/2 cups of confectioner's sugar on high for about 5 minutes. Pour the the mix equally into bowls and add the food coloring of your choice. We used yellow, green, and blue. Mix it really well and cover the bowls with wrap so they won't dry out. Put the mix into a sandwich bag, cut a small opening, and create your dots. I had the kids pipe it onto strips of computer paper. Let it dry overnight and enjoy!

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  1. Following from Molding Minds Homeschool! Have a wonderful weekend! :) (Will have to try my hand at making those candy dots, my kids love those!)

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  4. That farmhouse is BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for linking up to Home and Family Friday!


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