I just love these decorations they are great fun to make and Livvy so loved making them too – it’s a fantastic one to do with a little person…you can keep them and use them year after year to decorate your Christmas tree..perfect! It’s also relatively inexpensive to make… the majority of the ingredients to make the salt dough most of us have at home already – a bonus in my book!!! 🙂
This lovely little project isn’t a quick one though…it may take a couple of days to get to the finished product, but it is most definitely worth it 🙂
What You Will Need
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup salt
paint (Livvy and I used pink and red)
How To Make The Salt Dough
- In a bowl mix the flour and the salt together
- Add the water
- Knead the dough for around 10 minutes or until the dough forms a stiff ball
- If you find the dough too sticky then add a little more flour, or if it is too crumbly then add a little more water until you have the right consistency
- Roll the dough out to about 1.5 inches thick and using the cookie cutters make your desired shapes
- Allow the dough shapes to set (some people say for about a day, but we only left them for about 2 hours!)
- Place into a pre-heated oven 100 ºC for two hours (do keep an eye on them though, in case they burn!)
- Once they have cooked and hardened nicely allow to cooled completely, then you are able to paint!
- Allow the paint to dry, then you can liberally spread glue over the painted shapes and sprinkle glitter over 🙂
- I wanted to hang our from our Christmas tree so I cut some ribbon lengths and used super glue to stick the ribbon onto the back of the decoration.
An awesome project!