Monday, 8 December 2014

Salt Dough Decorations

This year we had to buy all new Christmas decorations. Since Paige is at the age where she loves doing crafty things I wanted to make some with her. I decided to make some salt dough decorations as they looked really easy and they were! 

All you need is.. 

1 cup of plain flour 
1/2 a cup of salt 
1/2 a cup of warm water 

You simply mix everything together. If the dough is too sticky add a little more flour. If it's not sticking together enough then add a little more water. You need to dough to be handled without it sticking to your hands. Paige loved pouring the ingredients into the bowl and mixing it together. 

 
 
Next is to roll the dough out and cut out your shapes. You can also do foot and hand prints! Paige loved this part too and for the most part I just let her play. She used her play doh tools to roll and cut the dough. 

 
We had 15 minutes of just playing with the dough and seeing what we could do. We had some Christmas cookie cutters which came in handy. We did Paige's hand print and Parker's foot print. If we were to do these again i'd really make sure that the print was deep enough into the dough. Paiges hand print came out alright but Parker's footprint is barely noticeable.

When your decorations are ready make sure to poke a straw through the top to have a hole for the ribbon.

 
Next you bake them in the oven for 2-3 hours at 100c. Pop them onto a baking tray with some grease proof paper so they don't stick. The hand and foot prints took a little longer as they were thicker.

 
 
 
Next let them cool and then paint and thread some string or ribbon through the hole. Paige also loved painting them. I'm actually thinking about making some more and giving them away along with Christmas presents to family as I think they would make a cute handmade gift.

Have you tried making salt dough decorations?

Nicola xx

3 comments:

  1. I remember making salt dough decorations as a child but haven't made any with the children yet, really must start! x

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  2. I love the heart shapes.

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  3. Great post. Will try these out for sure. x

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