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Homemade Christmas Ornaments: Salt Dough Christmas

Submitted by Liz of Rossville, Georgia

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

"Salt Dough Christmas Scene"

My husband and I made these ornaments with our 4 daughters. Every year, like many families, we like to add a new ornament to our tree. This year, in part due to hard financial times, we had an old-fashioned Christmas. We reduced the number of presents given, spent more time together enjoying the season, and changed our ornament tradition to making ornaments, rather than buying them.

The time with the kids, creating and having fun, was by far more precious than the finished product, and will be remembered for many years to come.

What you will need:

2 c. flour
1 c. salt
1 c. water


Mix all ingredients. Knead dough on floured surface, continuing to add flour until dough is smooth and no longer sticky. Roll out dough to about 1/4". Flour hands, and cut out and mold desired shapes. You may "glue" pieces of dough together by dampening each piece and pressing together gently. Don't forget to add a hole in the top of ornament for your ribbon. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet in 250 degree oven for about 1 hour or so, making sure the pieces are dry but not browned. Let cool, and paint with tempera paints. Add a complimentary ribbon, and hang!

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