I made ornaments with salt dough. For some people this might make sense, it seems to be a popular children activity. Some of my friends made some growing up but I missed that memo. I decided to try to make some tree decorations with it.
What you'll need:
-1 cup of flour
-1/4 cup of salt
-1/2 of water
-Food Coloring (Optional)
-Shot glass or other glasses
-Ribbon or yarn
In a bowl add the flour and salt, in you measuring cup for the water mix in the food coloring. I had a food coloring paste so I added 2 globs of it. But you can use any type of food coloring that you have access too. I thought blue looked kinda like ice which is winter themed.
I don't own any cookie cutters, so I had to improvise how to get the shapes for the ornaments.
With the shot glass covered with a bit of flour, press it in to the dough like a make shift cookie cutter. Place them on a cookie sheet and you can turn your oven on to 150-200 degrees F (66-93 degrees C) at this point to let it preheat.
You can also use a knife to cut out shapes that you want. I made a few shapes but I didn't have the patience to cut out that many. As a student with silly roommates some not safe work ornaments were made...
With your toothpick poke a hole so you can later thread your ribbon or yarn through it.
|Going into the oven|
|Coming out of the oven|
Let them cool down, thread the ribbon through them and place them on your tree if you have one or place them around your home. If you have any paints you can paint it as you want, and find ways to decorate it.
If you try this or have done salt dough before let me know in the comments below.