Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Salt Dough Ornaments

The kids and I made salt dough ornaments today. FUN!
So here is the oh so fun and simple directions.

Salt Dough Ornament Recipe

2 cups flour
1 cup salt
1 cup water

Cookie cutters
Acrylic paint

Preheat the oven to 200 degrees F.

Mix together, salt, flour, and water until dough is formed.

Knead the dough on a floured surface until the mixture is elastic and smooth. If dough is too sticky, sprinkle with flour, continue to do so until stickiness is gone. Do not add too much flour, this will dry out the dough and will cause it to crack before you get a chance to bake it.

Roll out the dough to about 1/4 in thick with a rolling pin that has been dusted with flour.

Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes.

Use a toothpick to make a hole toward the top of the shape. Poke the toothpick into the shape, then holding toothpick straight up and down, make a circular motion as if you were stirring something. Keep circling until the hole is the size you want.

Place all shapes onto an ungreased cookie sheet and place into the preheated oven.

Bake for 2 hours.

Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.


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