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Salt Dough Ornaments!

Hi there! So the holidays are here and we are getting our craft on at school! The kids are making back of ornaments for their parents so we decided to make a classic… Salt Dough Ornaments! After a couple trials we finally got it just right! Wanna make some? It’s so easy and the kds loved doing them!

✩ rolling pin
✩ cookie cutters
✩ straw
✩ salt dough
✩ tempera or acrylic paint
✩ fabric ribbon
✩ modge podge & sparkles (optional)

Salt Dough recipe:
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
3/4 cup water

① In a large bowl, mix salt and flour together.
② Gradually add water until you have a nice dough consistency (not too clumpy and not too sticky)
③ Turn the dough on a hard surface and kneed for about five minutes until it’s nice and smooth!
④ Voilà, it’s ready to use! Flatten out small portions with a rolling pin until about 0.5 – 1cm thick (max) and cut into different shapes! Don’t forget to poke a hole with a straw (for the ribbion) before baking!
⑤ Place on parchment paper and bake in the oven at a low temperature, about 200°F for about 2 hours.

⑥ Paint and tie a ribbon! You can even seal it with a shiny coat using modge podge or varnish and add sparkles!

Ready to bake!
Painting them with pretty colours!
So many tiny masterpieces!
Sparkle city! We even sealed with a coat of Modge Podge!
Wanna see more ornaments we made?
Mini HolidayWreaths
Sparkly Pine Cones
Clothespin Reindeer

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