I thought that making some Salt-dough ornaments would not only be fun for the kids and I to do but of course would add colour and more variety to our tree and create some great memories…
I loved doing this project also, so I got my hands dirty and had fun (which is why there are not many pics of the process)
To make the Salt-dough you will need
- 2 cups of Flour
- 1 cup of Salt
- 1 cup of water
Mix the Flour and Salt together and the add the water. (start with half of the water and keep adding until you get the right texture… like pie dough)
I also took half of the dough and added cocoa powder to it so that I had a brown dough also.
We rolled the dough and started to cut out shapes…
I made holes in the shapes with a straw so that we could string them up after and then put them on a lined pan and baked them in the oven at a low temp for a few hours until they were dry.
You can also leave them air dry for a few days….
Next was painting…
The boys and I all had a blast painting all of the shapes… we had about 3 dozen to do!
I love the way they all turned out!
Let the paint dry and then string them up!
Love them! We did this for gifts, though Meredith decided she wanted to mix all the paint colours so ours turned out mostly black lol.
What a great idea and it’s so simple… I will definitely be trying this out in the next few days.
One question for you though, are they really hard after cooked or do they crumble if not handled delicately? I just wonder if they’d end up breaking as my toddler tries to paint them (not too sure he could be delicate).
No, they don’t crumble at all…. They hold up great… even the thin reindeer legs are very sturdy…
wow. brings back childhood memories. My mom did these with us so long ago.. Brilliant. Must do this next year. Thanks!