Dough Ornaments

We made dough ornaments today. The kids enjoyed cutting them out and painting them. The boys stuck with the cookie cutters, making trees, stars, stockings, and gingerbread men. Talia and Kayli made ornaments by shaping the dough by hand to create ornaments of their own design. Talia made a Nativity scene and Kayli made a snowman.

Here’s the recipe we used to make them:

4 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 1/2 cups warm water

Heat over to 325 degrees. Mix flour and salt. Gradually add water, stir till moist, finish mixing with hands and knead until soft. Roll on floured surface about 1/8 inch think. Cut shapes with cookie cutters and make hole for string. (We used the end of a paint brush to make the holes.) Back for about 1 hour, turn over every 15 minutes or so. Decorate with paint and/or glitter. Spray varnish on them to preserve.

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