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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Day 4 :: Salt Dough Ornaments

These ornaments can be made with ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen.

4 Cups of Flour
1 Cup of Salt
1 1/2 Cups of Hot Water

Knead the dough and roll it out to cut out shapes with cookie cutters (just like if you were making sugar cookies). Place them on a microwave safe plate and microwave on high for about 2 minutes. Let them cool, then paint and decorate!

For decoration, you can use paint, glitter, rhinestones, candy pieces, or anything else that strikes your fancy. I rolled up tiny balls of dough and used them as buttons, bows and rosy cheeks for my gingerbread people.

You can also treat the dough like clay and mold it with your hands, like this heart/Santa hat ornament. Just roll it and shape it with your hands to create any shape you'd like. Get creative and have fun! I know I did!

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