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Salt Dough Ornaments for any Occasion

Items you will need for this project:

2 Cups Flour Rolling Pin or equivalent Parchment Paper

1 Cup Table Salt Flour for dusting Cookie Sheet

3/4 Cup Water Drinking Straw Paint (including stickers or other add-ons)

Mixing Bowl Cookie Cutters or knife Ribbon or Jute

  1. Combine the flour and salt together in a mixing bowl.

  2. Add the water in slowly while mixing until you get a nice dough consistency.  This recipe is very forgiving so, if your dough is to watery add a little more flour. If the dough is too stiff, add very small amount of water at a time to loosen up consistency.   

  3. Roll dough out on floured surface to about 1/4 inch thickness using a rolling pin or its equivalent. If you make ornaments to thin they will crack when baking or if to thick they will curl when baked.  

  4. Use your favorite cookie cutters for each season etc. to cut out the shapes! If you can draw well, you can hand-cut the shapes too.  Don’t forget to poke a hole in each ornament (a drinking straw works great for this) before baking. 

  5. Bake them on a parchment-lined cookie sheet in a preheated oven at 200 degrees for about 30 minutes.  They will also continue to dry if left out in the open for 4-5 days (if you don't have access to an oven). 

  6. Once the ornaments are cooled, you can paint and/or decorate with things like stickers and glitter.

  7. To finish, you can spray with clear acrylic (optional). Then, tie a piece of ribbon or jute twine to each one for hanging.  Great job!  I love the handmade look that turns these into a family treasures for you and your kids. 

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