With Christmas coming up in less than 3 weeks Shae’s on a mission to get her ornament making in full swing. Salt Dough is so simple and versatile it only makes sense to make ornaments from them making it a great addition for #kidsinthekitchen. The final product is sturdy enough to last years.
One tip when making ornaments and decor from the kids, write the date in a hidden spot so you know how long it’s been hanging around.
- 1 cup of flour
- 1/2 cup fine salt
- 1/2 cup slightly warm water
- cookie cutters
- rolling pin
- Paint & brushes
- ribbon or twine
Preheat oven to 250°.
In a large bowl mix flour, salt and water until combined. Turn out onto a smooth surface and knead till smooth. Dough should be soft but not sticky. Add flour or water by the spoonful if needed to achieve the right consistency.
Roll the dough out to 1/4 inch thickness, cut with cookie cutters and place on cookie sheets. Use a toothpick to add hole for hanging and to emphasize details like smiles or eyes.
Bake for 2 hours. Remove from oven and move to a cooling rack for 1 hour.
Your shapes are ready to decorate however your child pleases. Thread with ribbon and hang. Don’t forget to add your child’s name and the current year.
These can be made in advanced and painted whenever the chance comes up. We gave some to my nieces on Thanksgiving so they could paint on their own at home.
Aside from removing from the oven Shae did everything thing by herself. You realized this doesn’t have to be a kid only craft.
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- preparing healthy snacks
- having a tea party
- counting skills with m&ms
- pouring from measuring cups
- discovering a local restaurant that your kids love
- creating new family friendly recipes
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