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Churning Butter
Little House Crafts & Activities


  • Baby food or mayonaise jar
  • whipped cream


  1. Choose a day when it is not very hot outside, or do this activity indoors.
  2. Working alone or with a friend so your arms do not get tired, put cream into the jar (approx one tablespoon of cream for a small baby food jar).
  3. Start shaking! After fifteen to twenty minutes of vigorous shaking, you should have a lump of butter in your jar.
  4. Enjoy it on a slice of bread like Laura did.

From Little House in the Big Woods




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