Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Salt Dough Ornaments

So last weekend, Elle and I decided to make salt dough ornaments. SO FUN. For real. I'm usually so OCD when it comes to glue and glitter and Elle (so OCD in fact that I've never let her craft with glue and glitter before) but for some reason I was super lax and we had a blast. Elle loved getting to roll out the dough and cut out the shapes with the cutters. I even let her use the glue and glitter all by herself. Definitely still sweeping up glitter, but it is worth it.
2 cups flour
1/2 cup salt about
1 cup of water

Mix flour with salt and then slowly add water to the mixture while stirring until soft dough forms. Form into a ball, cover with saran wrap and chill for about 30 minutes. Roll out dough onto a floured surface and cut with cookies cutters of choice. Bake at 300° until hard but not browned. I took mine out at 20 minutes. Let cool completely and then have fun decorating!
We strung some with twine and hung on our Christmas tree! They're definitely not perfect, but we had fun together making them. And its all about the memories anyway! (most of these in the above picture are the ones I decorated... a lot of Elle's went into a glass jar that's sitting on the kitchen counter)

Can you see the little salt dough ornament peeking out? Its so cute! As is that little Annalee rat :)

What are some fun crafts you like to do with your little one during the holidays?


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