Salt Dough Recipe
This is a great
dough to make Christmas ornaments or gift tags out of!
2 parts flour (I used 2 cups)
1 part salt (I used 1 cup)
1 part warm water (I used 1 cup)
Mix ingredients together, adding flour in sort of slowly. Knead it (I used my Kitchenaid Mixer) until it has a play dough consistency. Flour your counter, roll out the dough flat, and knead it more if necessary, adding in more flour so it's not sticky. Then roll it out flat and use cookie cutters to cut out various shapes like you would cookies.
If you're making ornaments or anything else that hangs, use a straw or skinny paintbrush handle to cut a hole out of each one. You can also stamp in indentions if you'd like. Bake at 300 degrees until they're golden brown and feel mostly firm... mine took around 30 minutes but it really depends on the thickness of your dough. It could be as little as 15 minutes or it could be longer than 30, just check on it every so often. It won't be rock hard, just mostly firm when done. It hardens more as it cools.
After they're completely dry, you can paint them with craft paint. And if you, like me, forgot to poke holes before baking... don't despair. Much to my surprise, they held up to my husband drilling a little hole in them afterwards.
I saw this ornament for sale and LOVE it... This could SO be done with salt dough, with each family member's thumb print!
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