I remember making these as a kid and thought this year it would be fun to make them with my son. (Actually, we ended up making these with his preschool group.) Want to make some too?
Mix 1 cup four, 1/2 cup salt, and 1/2 cup water. Roll out the dough just like you're making sugar cookies. (I usually leave it almost 1/2 inch thick just so they're stronger). Use a cookie cutter to make shapes. Insert an ornament hook in the top. Bake at 325 degrees.
The baking time will vary depending on how big or thick your ornaments are. I think I ended up leaving these in about 30 minutes. They start to brown when they're close. You want them to bake up hard. Don't leave the center soft like a cookie. When they're done, let them cool.
Paint your ornaments however you like. I spray them with an acrylic sealer/finish when I'm done to help the pait stay a bit nicer.