We're all stuck inside - but that doesn't we can't get creative! Here's an idea for something you can make with stuff you already have at home, Salt Dough Craft Ornaments. It's a fun project to do with kids.
Salt Dough Craft Ornaments
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup water
- 1/2 cup salt
- cookie cutters (spring themed is great, but whatever you have works!)
- acrylic paint
- toothpick or straw for making holes in the dough
- black Sharpie or black paint pen
Preheat the oven to 250 degrees
- Mix the flour and salt and slowly add the water to create a 'dough' consistency. If you have a stand mixer, use the paddle attachment. If not, a rubber spatula and bowl work just fine.
- Roll the dough out (you can use your kitchen counter) or a cutting board. A trick I've learned is to sprinkle some flour on the surface as well as the rolling pin to prevent sticking. Roll dough out to about 1/2 inch thick.
- Dip your cookie cutter in flour first, than the dough. Place it on a cookie sheet. Continue cutting out shapes until you're out of dough.
- Use a toothpick or straw to make a hole in the ornament so you can hang them up later.
- Bake the salt dough at 250 degrees for 1 hour 45 - 2 hours.
- After the shapes cool off, paint them. A base coat of white paint can make colors pop.
- Paint the shapes. Simple lines and dots add a festive touch to eggs. Create bunny faces with a black Sharpie or paint pen and a pink nose.
- Add the twine or string and hang them up.