A few weeks ago, my hair stylist asked me if I'd ever done anything with salt dough before. Why yes! Had I done salt dough ornaments? No, but it sure sounds like fun. Don't ya think? The pictures you see here are the ones my boys did. We'll be making these ornaments just like cut out cookies: making and rolling out the dough, cutting with cookie cutters, and baking. However, we WON'T be eating these! They'd taste like the Dead Sea and would break your teeth for sure!
Approximate cost: $2 for about 10 ornaments
Directions: Katy's directions are easy to follow! She also has several variations to try.
- This could be made into a two day project. Day one: Make dough, cut out cookies, bake. Day two: Decorate.
- If your dough is a little too sticky, add a tiny bit more flour.
- Roll our your dough on parchment paper to prevent sticking to your surface.
- I left one batch in the oven all night long, and they turned a bit yellow.
- Use these for gift tags!
- Decorate a whole set for grandma.
- Use mini cookie cutters to make pendants for a necklace.
- Got a class Christmas party? Make and bake these ahead of time and let the kids decorate them.
You definitely don't want to leave these out for Santa, but I'd love to see what you make! Add your pictures to the Kid's Craft Along Flickr group! Happy crafting and Merry Christmas!
P.S. Katy, if you're reading this, thank you for the inspiriation! I tried to leave you a comment, but it wasn't working.