Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Salt Dough Ornaments

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.

Hang your new ornaments on your Christmas Tree!
*You don't have to use cookie cutters. Go ahead and sculpt your own 3D shapes if you want. I remember making candycanes and snowmen. You could also make a few small batches of dough and add food coloring instead of painting the ornaments.

1 comment:

  1. I have wanted to make these with my girls. I'm so excited you have a tutorial. I love love love your site. heidi


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