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Friday, December 19, 2014

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments!


One of my favorite Christmas traditions is making these salt dough ornaments! I always have so much fun watching my kids get creative!



Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water 

Equipment Needed

  • Rolling pin
  • Cookie sheet 
  • Drinking straw
  • Holiday shaped cookie cutters 
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush
  • Glitter
  • Ribbon or twine!

Step 1: Preheat oven to 250F. Measure flour and salt, then add them to a medium mixing bowl and stir.

Step 2: Add water and mix.


Step 3: Sprinkle parchment paper with flour and knead dough until it’s soft and pliable. Add more flour if it’s too sticky.


Step 4: Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.


Step 5: Cut out ornaments using cookie cutters (I like to roll out the dough on the cookie sheet so that all you have to do is peel the extra dough away.

Step 6: Using your straw, punch a hole for the ribbon that will hang the ornament. Place ornaments in the oven and bake for two to three  hours, or until completely dry. Flip once while baking, then remove and allow to cool completely.

Step 7: Once the ornaments are cooled, it's time to get creative! We like to use paint and glitter...a lot of glitter.


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