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Mary is the co-author of The Grandparent Connection: 365 Ways to Connect With Your Grandchild's Heart.
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Friday, December 14, 2012

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments




Friday's Grand Connection Fun
by Mary May Larmoyeux

In our family’s Christmas ornament collection are a few remaining relics from my childhood—handmade salt dough ornaments. I remember using cookie cutters to form some shapes and then I made others ... Well, let’s just say they’re definitely original.

I've made salt dough ornaments with Pops' and my grandkids. It's fun and very easy to do.

Salt Dough Ornaments (not edible)

2 cups regular flour
1 cup regular salt
3/4 cup warm water

  • Combine flour and salt.
  • Add water.
  • Knead until smooth.
  • Shape ornaments  
You may want to roll out the dough and use cookie-cutters to cut various shapes.

  • Bake in 275 degree oven on foil-lined cookie sheet for two hours.
  • Cool completely.
  • Decorate with acrylic paints.
  • When the ornaments are dry, seal with a coat of varnish or Mod Podge ®.
You can purchase Mod Podge at a craft store. If you don’t want to use acrylic paints, you could add food coloring.

Have fun!
Mary
www.marymaywrites.
http://grandconnection.blogspot.com


© 2008 by Mary May Larmoyeux.
Photo © 2008 by Mary May Larmoyeux.

3 comments:

Mod Podge Amy said...

Thanks for sharing a recipe! I posted something about these recently and still have to make them. Love your little picture of them. :D

Mary May Larmoyeux said...

Glad that you enjoyed the recipe and picture, Amy! Merry Christmas!

Anonymous said...

Sounds like fun. - Rita