Saturday, December 20, 2008

Salt Dough Ornaments - not to eat!

So this recipe is NOT FOR EATING! But it's so easy and so fun, I had to post it. It is FREEZING in our neck of the woods so this is a great indoor project for the whole family.

What you need:

~ 1/2 cup salt
~ 2 cup flour
~ 1/2 cup water
~ Cookie cutters (christmas tree, star, snowflake, wreath etc.)
~ Acrylic paints
~ Glitter if you wish
~ ribbon


Preheat oven to 250F.
Mix salt, flour and water until dough forms. Knead the dough on a floured surface until the mixture is elastic and smooth. If the dough is sticky, sprinkle with flour, continue to do so until stickiness is gone. Don't add too much flour!

Roll out dough with a rolling pin. Use cookie cutters to cut out forms. Use a toothpick at the top of your ormament to make a circular hole. It needs to be big enough for a ribbon.

Place ornaments on a cookie sheet and bake for 2 hours.
Remove and let cool completely.

Once cool, paint your ornaments, add glitter if you like.
When dry, thread ribbon through the hole and tie a knot.

Tie onto gifts, or hang on them on your own tree! Beaaaautiful.

The girls and I baked ours today and tomorrow we paint!

~ Recipe and photo courtesy of

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