Here is a quick tutorial on how to make the salt-dough ornaments that I used on my Christmas tree. I LOVED making them, and they would be perfect to make with kids. Have a lovely Christmas weekend.
3/4 Cup White Acrylic Paint
1/2 Cup Water
1 Cup All-Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
In a medium bowl mix 1 cup of flour & 1/2 cup of salt & set to the side. In a smaller bowl mix 3/4 cup of white acrylic paint & 1/2 cup of water until completely combined. Then pour roughly 3/4 of the white paint water into the salt flour, mix together with a spoon, & add more white paint water as needed until a dough ball forms adding. You don’t want your dough to become sticky, but if it does, add a little more flour. Knead for 15-30 seconds to create a workable dough. Roll out on a lightly floured surface and cut using your favorite ornaments. Add a hole at the top with straw or toothpick for hanging. Place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. You can either bake them in the oven on low (nothing higher than 200ºF) for about 3 hours, until hardened I flip them halfway through. Watch that they don’t get brown. I have no patience and put mine in the oven to dry.
You can let them air dry also. It takes about 2-3 days. Place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet and set aside. Flip them every 12 hours or so. The thicker they are the longer it will take them to dry. Put strings through the holes and tie a knot. I didn’t have any sting so I used Christmas hooks. That’s it, decorate the tree!
This recipe was adapted from the Domestically Blissful blog.