December 12, 2013

Baby Friendly Salt Dough Ornaments...

The holiday season is by far a favorite time of year in our household. I love all the baking, crafting, and gathering that it brings. Today I am sharing with you a DIY ornament that is not only a perfect keepsake, but a great little gift as well.


What you will need:
4c. All Purpose Flower
1c. Salt
1 1/2c. Warm Water (gradually added, as needed)

- Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit.
- Whisk together flour and salt in a large mixing bowl until the mixture is well combined.
- Gradually add water to mixture, while stirring with a large fork. Finish kneading dough with hands a place dough on a floured surface.
- Roll dough out, until its is about 1/8 of an inch thick. 
- Using a bowl, butter knife, or cookie cutters cut out a circle shape (big enough to place your child's handprint on).
- Place the cutouts on your cookie sheet and press your child's hand gently on the dough. Using a straw or toothpick cut a small hole out of the top of the ornament to thread string through.
- Bake at 325 degrees fahrenheit until hard, about 1 hour or so. Let cool. Decorate with paint or glitter, thread string through hole and hang on tree!

While the ornaments baked, I saved a little for Asher to experiment with. He enjoyed feeling the texture of the dough and poking holes in it. 

We finished the ornaments with a little glitter!

This is a great little holiday project for all ages! If you have older children use cookie cutters to cut shapes out of the dough with and let them decorate the ornaments with glitter and paint!

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