Salt dough ornaments were a hit! They are super simple to make and lots of fun. You can make them year after year, no matter how old your children are. It's a new tradition for us that we will continue and I think we might sneak in another batch before Christmas!
Lucy could do almost everything herself and that made the project even more special. She measured, she stirred, she rolled, she cut, and then she painted! The only thing Mama had to help with was the baking.
There are a million recipes online but most of them are pretty much the same. We went with a traditional one, although you can also find ones that included white paint and cinnamon to vary the color. I think we'll try those out too! The cinnamon ones look like gingerbread!
The only ingredients you need to create these cute handmade heirlooms are: salt, flour and water.
You will also need: a baking sheet, parchment paper, cookie cutters, a stick or straw, string or ribbon, paint and a sealant (if you want).
Start by preheating the oven to 250
Then, mix: 4 cups flour, 1 cup salt, and 1 1/2 cup water together.
You can adjust the water and flour if the consistency seems a little off! We needed to add more flour becuase our dough was STICKY!
Once the dough is perfect, coat you rolling pin in flour and roll it out!
Then use your favorite cookie cutters to make pretty shapes! I laid out a bunch of christmasy cutters but lucy asked for hearts and circles. So we made those too!
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and put your ornaments on it! Poke holes in the top of each one (using a straw or skewer) and bake at 250 for about 2 hours.
Let cool and paint! We used acrylic paint and then sealed with modge podge.
Once they are dry, hang them on the tree and enjoy!
I hope this post brought a little smile to your face! be sure to share pictures and tag me on ig @juliajanekids if you make salt dough.
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cookie cutters (we use this big set for everything!)