How to make salt dough ornaments

(makes about 45 ornaments)

Cookie cutters, rolling pin, paintbrush, glue, paint, glitter and ribbon and a skewer.
4 cups of plain flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cups of warm water


Measure salt and flour into large bowl, then gradually add warm water until thick dough is formed of play dough consistency.
Pinch off ball of dough for each child and let them roll and cut out Christmas shapes. The shapes puff up in the microwave so thin is best.

Use a skewer to make a small hole at the top of each ornament so you can hang them with ribbon later.
Put ornaments onto a microwave safe plate and nuke them for 2-4 minutes, but depends on the microwave. Then try 1 minute bursts so they don’t burn. (should be dry all through)
Allow to cool on baking rack, whilst nuking the next batch.
When cool enough to touch, decorate!
We used paint, glitter glue, glitter and glitter paint.
Thread ribbon through hole when dry and hang.


Jode said...

I use this exact same recipe and never thought of using the microwave....what a good idea!Having said that though the salt dough i made up 2 days ago is still sitting on the bench ready to be used...hmmmm....your's look great though!!

Lesley @early play said...

Thanks Jode, let me know how they work out if you get around to it. All the kids at playgroup enjoyed it and the mums too!

Hinterland Mama said...

These are gorgeous. I've missed Chrissie, but am sure I can think of something to make during the year with this idea...Hmmm. ღ


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