Happy Tuesday guys! I hope your Monday was a good one. Over the weekend the girls had a sleepover at my MIL’s house and while Addie was away I decided it would be a fun surprise if I made her some ornaments to decorate when she got home. I make ordinary salt dough ornaments and I thought I’d share the recipe etc. with you guys.
First things first, What you’ll need:
- 1 Cup of flour
- 1/2 Cup of salt (I used sea salt and it worked just fine)
- 1/2 Cup of water
- Cookie cutters
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Pour your flour and salt into a big mixing bowl and make sure it’s all blended really well. Then, slowly add your water. Pause and stir your mix often because you may not need the entire 1/2 cup of water.
Once you’ve got a good ball of dough, knead it for a few and now it’s time to roll it out.
I rolled mine to about a 1/4 of a inch thick and used some cute cookie cutters for the ornament shapes. After I had cut all the shapes out of my first rolled dough, I made it back into a ball and rolled it out again to make a few more. Once you have all the ornaments cut out, take a medium sized straw (if we wanna be technical, mine was a McDonald’s straw) and use it to cut spots for a ribbon or hanger to fit through.
Next, put your ornaments on a cookie sheet (no grease!) and bake for 30 minutes. After the time is up, flip them and bake for another 30-40 minutes. Your cookies should be hard but pliable.
Let them cool and get to decorating!
I used some of my old nail polish to paint my ornaments and Addie used just regular Crayola finger-paint for hers. We added glitter to make them sparkle and all that was left was to wait for them to dry.
Our tree isn’t up yet but once it is, I will thread a string or some burlap through the rest of the ornaments so Addie can hang them up!
This is such a simple and fun craft to do with your kids! What kind of crafts have you done so far this month? Let me know below!