The Autumnal Equinox is this Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015- aka- the official start of the Fall Season! If you’re like me, you wait all year to bust out your fall decor and fall scented candles. We enjoy decorating our offices with fall touches such as adding hints of orange to our floral arrangement and keeping pumpkin spice coffee creamer in the fridge!
We here at Royal Restrooms believe family is everything. A perfect example of this is how we reach out to our littlest royals to help us decorate each office this year. We encourage each family and their littles to partake in making each of our locations festive for the fall season. I went to Pinterest (I mean, who doesn’t love an excuse to go on Pinterest) and found all kinds of fun fall activities for families young and old to make. My favorite by far was by the amazing Asia Citro, and her Pumpkin Spice Salt Dough Ornaments!
“To make your own Pumpkin Spice Salt Dough:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water
2 tbsp Pumpkin Pie Spice
Stir all really well. I find that at the end I need to knead this like a bread dough. You want it to be dry, but not cracking. If it is sticking to your hands at all, add more flour. If it is crumbling all over the place, add more water. We also found it easier for S to work with if she lightly floured her work space between rolling out each ball of dough. We baked them on parchment paper on a cookie sheet in a 200 degree oven for an hour, then flipped and cooked an additional hour. Your ornaments should be really hard with no give. If your child has made thicker ornaments, you may need to bake for longer than 2 hours. If you have thinner ornaments, they may be done slightly sooner.” (Citro, 2014). I highly recommend heading on over to “Fun at Home with Kids” website for even more fun ideas and to see Asia Citro’s article in full, link is listed below.
As you can see from the pictures, our littlest Royal, 22 month old Mackenzie, truly enjoy making these fall decorations. They turned out so cute and smelled amazing! This fall season I encourage you more than ever to embrace this time with your family. Now is the time to make plans with your loved ones. Let us provide you and your family with the facilities needed to accommodate your loved ones this season. We would love nothing more than you to “fall” in love with our trailers like each one of us have!
Citro, A. (2014). Fun at Home with Kids. Retrieved from http://www.funathomewithkids.com/2013/09/pumpkin-spice-salt-dough-for-ornaments.html