DIY Salt Dough Ornaments

This is the first 128 Hours Christmas, so I thought we would get in the spirit and make something to help us remember our first holiday.

Here is an easy, kid-friendly project that will keep your kitchen tidier than baking cookies. You could also plan a fun project night for your  holiday gathering with the girls.

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Acrylic craft paint
  • Krylon finishing spray [Michael's]

Step 1: Preheat oven 200 degrees F. After dry ingredients are mixed, thoroughly incorporate water until you reach a dough consistency.
Step 2: Flour your working space and roll dough to about 1/4" thick. I don't own a rolling pin, so I used an empty wine bottle.
Step 3: Use a cookie cutter-like tool to cut your ornament shapes. I used wine glasses to get a perfect circle (wine is becoming a theme!).

Step 4: Use a straw to cut the hole that will be used for hanging.
Step 5: Bake for about 4 hours, flipping over if necessary.

Step 6: After ornaments have cooled, go to creative town with your acrylic craft paint.
Step 7: Seal your design with a finishing spray to help protect your design.
Step 8: Tie a pretty bow and find a perfect place for it on your tree!

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