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Salt Dough Ornaments with pictures!

Posted by Holly Nelson on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Under: Tummy Yummy Recipe of the Week
 This is not so  "Yummy", but it's fun! Everyday after Thanksgiving  until Christmas the kids and I do something extra special for Christmas. Yesterday we made salt dough ornaments. We made this basic recipe but I will do it again later this month, doubling the recipe.
  Tomorrow I will post my tip about what we do everyday to get ready for Christmas.

Salt Dough Ornaments

1 Cup salt
1 Cup flour
1/2 cup hot water
toothpick or skewer
 
1. Mix together and form ball.
2. Roll out on floured surface.
3. Use cookie cutter to make ornaments.
4. Use toothpick or skewer to make hole for the ribbon.
5. Set out to dry on cookie sheet for a few days, turning every day. Or put in 250 degree oven for 2 hours, turing once.
6. Once dry, paint the ornaments.

The recipe , in pictures!
 

This is what you will need- 1 cup each, along with a half a cup of hot water.




Add 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of salt to a bowl. 




 Then add 1/2 cup hot water.


Let your kids fight, I mean take turns, stirring the mixture.



After mixing with a spoon, form mixture into a ball.


Lightly flour surface and start rolling out the dough. Let the kids fight. I mean take turns doing that, also.
That will be fun, you'll see!  Make sure the thickness is about a quarter of an inch, not like shown here. 


Let the kids pick cookie cutters of their choice. I like to choose ones that represent Jesus for our Jesus Tree. But, one year we had a bicycle, thats just shows you what kind of family we have here. 


When you cut them out, lay them on a cookie sheet. Use a toothpick or skewer to make a hole for the ribbon at the top. 



Have fun with it! Make different designs with the cookie cutters. Not pictured is my favorite- round dough with the kids handprint in the middle. After it dries you can paint the handprint to make it stand out. 

 

This is cute,too. Instead of turtledoves that represent friendship, you could do gingerbread men. Cut out two and press their hands together. Your child can give it to a friend after painting it. 
When you are done cutting the shapes, let dry on cookie sheet for a few days, turning over a few times. Or put in a 250 degree oven for 2 hours, turning once.
Then paint when it is dry! 

In : Tummy Yummy Recipe of the Week 



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Salt Dough Ornaments with pictures!

Posted by Holly Nelson on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Under: Tummy Yummy Recipe of the Week
 This is not so  "Yummy", but it's fun! Everyday after Thanksgiving  until Christmas the kids and I do something extra special for Christmas. Yesterday we made salt dough ornaments. We made this basic recipe but I will do it again later this month, doubling the recipe.
  Tomorrow I will post my tip about what we do everyday to get ready for Christmas.

Salt Dough Ornaments

1 Cup salt
1 Cup flour
1/2 cup hot water
toothpick or skewer
 
1. Mix together and form ball.
2. Roll out on floured surface.
3. Use cookie cutter to make ornaments.
4. Use toothpick or skewer to make hole for the ribbon.
5. Set out to dry on cookie sheet for a few days, turning every day. Or put in 250 degree oven for 2 hours, turing once.
6. Once dry, paint the ornaments.

The recipe , in pictures!
 

This is what you will need- 1 cup each, along with a half a cup of hot water.




Add 1 cup of flour and 1 cup of salt to a bowl. 




 Then add 1/2 cup hot water.


Let your kids fight, I mean take turns, stirring the mixture.



After mixing with a spoon, form mixture into a ball.


Lightly flour surface and start rolling out the dough. Let the kids fight. I mean take turns doing that, also.
That will be fun, you'll see!  Make sure the thickness is about a quarter of an inch, not like shown here. 


Let the kids pick cookie cutters of their choice. I like to choose ones that represent Jesus for our Jesus Tree. But, one year we had a bicycle, thats just shows you what kind of family we have here. 


When you cut them out, lay them on a cookie sheet. Use a toothpick or skewer to make a hole for the ribbon at the top. 



Have fun with it! Make different designs with the cookie cutters. Not pictured is my favorite- round dough with the kids handprint in the middle. After it dries you can paint the handprint to make it stand out. 

 

This is cute,too. Instead of turtledoves that represent friendship, you could do gingerbread men. Cut out two and press their hands together. Your child can give it to a friend after painting it. 
When you are done cutting the shapes, let dry on cookie sheet for a few days, turning over a few times. Or put in a 250 degree oven for 2 hours, turning once.
Then paint when it is dry! 

In : Tummy Yummy Recipe of the Week 



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