Saturday, December 3, 2011

Salt dough ornaments with the kiddos!

I have always loved arts and crafts and thanks to Pinterest I am now super motivated and Martha Stewart like! HA! Well in the spirit of the Holidays I decided to make salt dough ornaments with the girls! They absolutely loved making them and they have been busy playing with the leftover dough for hours - legit.

The recipe is as follows:

2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup table salt
1 cup water

Mix all the ingredients either by hand or with a mixer until a ball forms. Add more water/flour as needed. The dough shouldn't feel real sticky. Then make sure you knead the dough for a few solid minutes. You don't want the dough to rise in the oven. I then placed the ball in between two pieces of parchment paper and rolled it about 1/4 inch flat. Place it in the freezer for about 10 minutes so its nice and firm to work with and then you can cut your shapes! (You can also just roll it out onto a floured surface but the previous method works best with the least amount of sticking) Make sure you cut holes in the ornaments before you bake them. We used just a regular straw. 

I baked at 250 for about 3 hours. After they cooled we painted them with craft glue and used loose glitter and rhinestones! We will hang with yarn when they are done. 

Another great little way to use the dough is to make handprints. We made some of Tiny Jonathan and the pups! 

A little note: make sure you check them after about an hour for any rising. If you see any of them puff up just flatten them with a spatula and let them continue baking. 

Have fun!!! 

2 comments:

  1. I'm definitely going to make these. Have you ever made the cinnamon ones?

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  2. No I haven't but wanna try it!

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