I've got the holiday itch. I want to start decorating for Christmas but I must wait until Saturday. I think I want to start decorating so early because Olivia is making Christmas exciting again. That's a pretty good reason to be early, ya?
However, instead of full on decorating, I decided to give Olivia and myself a few fun pre-holiday craft projects.
Yesterday's project was Salt Dough Ornaments.
You will need:
2 cups flour
1 cup warm water
A bit of extra flour to roll dough on
*This dough can be saved for a few days in the fridge*
Heat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Mix the dry ingredients together. Once mixed, slowly add the water while stirring. Lightly whisk the mixture until a soft, non sticky, dough forms.
Now it's time to knead! Knead the dough for 3-5 minutes then roll it out on a clean, lightly floured surface. Grab your favorite cookie cutters or shot glasses (makes cute little circles) and cut out your desired number of shapes. Put your dough ornaments on a nonstick baking pan, or a pan covered with parchment paper and bake for 100-135 minutes (time depends on thickness of dough) at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. Cooking the ornaments a bit longer will give them a light tan color/rustic look.
**Don't forget to cut a small hole for ribbon or an ornament hook BEFORE baking, straws work really well for this**
Once the ornaments have cooled it's time to paint.
We used watercolors, but acrylics work really well, too.
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