Wanting an activity to do with my big kids and feeling the holiday spirit – we made (from scratch!) Salt Dough Decorations together. Actually, a very quick and easy craft to do with kids. And inexpensive too! They apparently last forever (or until you drop one). This is part of a continuing Parent Club series on Gifts Kids Can Make. Here’s how to make salt dough…
- 1/2 cup fine salt
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1/4 cup of water
- Cookie sheet
- Non-stick liner
- Pre-heated oven 200C
(you can double recipe to make more)
Mix salt, flour and water in a bowl. I recommend, once it comes together, to use your hands and knead it until it becomes a dough.
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Bake the salt dough in the 200C pre-heated oven for 2 hours (actually, I baked them for an hour…then turned the oven off and forgot about them ’till the next day – worked fine). Should you want to hang them – poke a hole (use a straw) in the top of each decoration before you bake them.
You could use paint to decorate – we opted for markers and glitter glue. Then we covered them with podgy (a type of mod podge). From measuring to pouring to sculpting to decorating these were 100% kids-hands-on.