Wednesday, December 9, 2015

salt dough ornaments

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How's your holiday season going so far? Are you getting a lot of crafting in? This year I decided to try making salt dough ornaments with my 3 year old son, it was really easy and lots of fun! Read on to share our adventures...

salt dough ornaments 1

Salt dough is super simple to make. All you need is 
1 cup of salt
1 cup of flour
about 1/4 cup of warm water
Mix the flour and salt then stir in warm water until it's thick and not too sticky. Add more flour if needed. Roll out your dough to about 1/4 inch and cookie cutter away! Don't forget to poke a hole in the top.

We're kinda short on Christmas cookie cutters (actually just haven't found them among the decoration boxes yet) so we made due with an oak leaf that kinda looks tree ish. My son grabbed the empty cardboard tube from the foil and had fun making lots of little circles! So we used those too.
Lay all your shapes out onto a foil lined cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for about 2 hours. Ours took a bit longer because some of them were thicker. I also flipped them half way through. When they're hard, let them cool completely.

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Next up, painting! Decorate them however you like. We went with a sort of abstract, marbelized look, with lots of glitter, of course!

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I think they turned out pretty cute. We're going to send some to our families. 
And those little tube circles?

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We turned them into a little garland! I love 3 year old impulsive creativity.
Hope you enjoyed out salt dough adventure, try making your own!
xo aimee

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