- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 1/2 cups warm water
- mix flour and salt and add water slowly as you stir....once mixed, knead the dough with your hands until soft and pliable...roll out the dough....cut with cookie cutters...use a toothpick to make a hole in each one for hanging (we skipped this part...keep reading to find out why)...place on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 about 1 hour.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Salt Dough Ornaments
We made salt dough ornaments a week or so ago and they are now complete....by toddler standards anyway. :) Here is the recipe we used:
I dont have any pics of the mixing/cutting process because it was kind of a spur of the moment activity and I was too lazy to go upstairs and get the camera. LOL
We painted our with acrylic paint and then sealed them by spraying them with polycrylic. I used fishing line to hang them.
My newly turned 3 year old painting his ornament. This was a process. It took him a few days to do all of the ornaments he wanted to do. I just left the materials out for him to revisit at his own pace.
Finished product (the tree on the far left is mine).
My son is a power tool fanatic. I intentionally left out the "poke a hole in the ornaments with a toothpick" part because I KNEW he would love this part - drilling holes for hanging.
drilling holes in the ornaments for hanging
hanging from the tree
- AK (MESE, MECD)