Friday, December 10, 2010

Homemade ornaments!

I baked some Christmas ornaments! It was super easy and the kids had a blast painting them. We put some of them on our tree, but most will be given to family members this Christmas...
Craft Salt Dough Recipe

1 cup salt
2 cups flour
1 cup water
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

* Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Then add the water and oil to the mixture. Mix together until it forms a ball. Knead dough (like you're making bread) before rolling.
* Roll out the dough and press into shapes (I used Christmas cookie cutters), keeping the dough thick enough to be sturdy (slightly thicker than an actual cookie).
* Before baking the ornaments, be sure to poke a hole in the top of each ornament with a toothpick.
* Bake @ 250 degrees for about 2 hours (check occasionally).
* Cool baked dough ornaments. Paint or decorate as desired.


Antropologa said...


Jenny said...

very cool! i am sure your kids loved painting them too!

Clare said...

love those, just saw that recipe on the today show, looks like fun!

Marni's Organized Mess said...

Holy crap that's easy!! I might just have to do it. Or give the recipe to my children's teachers!

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amanda said...

dude that is waaaay easy!!

adding it to my to do list!