Salt Dough Christmas Decorations

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My little boy turned 3 a couple of months ago and this is the first year he understands what Christmas is. Therefore I thought it would be fun to make our own Christmas decorations. It again fits my criteria,  simple to do and does not cost the earth.

Ingredients

  • Half a cup of salt
  • Half a cup of flour
  • Half a cup of water
  • Gold paint
  • Pretty String
  • cookie cutters

Place the salt and flour in a bowl and mix.  then add the water a bit at a time and mix until all the water has been added.  Knead the dough for 10 mins before rolling out.

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Cut out the desired shapes with your cookie cutters (we did angels and trees). Now you have two choices you can air dry or pop them in the oven on a low heat for 3 hours.  I prefer the air dry method as they tend to puff up for me in the oven. Before you dry them make a hole at the top of your decoration so you can hang it once it’s painted.  I just use a skewer.

Once the the decorations are dry we painted them with gold paint.  However you could do any colour and I don’t think you could go wrong adding a sprinkle of glitter.

Sarah x

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