Making a homemade ornament for each of your children every year is a great tradition. As they get older, they can even help you with the project, and create beautiful memories in the process. Do your kids like playdough, or making cookies with cookie cutters? If so, they'll LOVE making holiday dough ornaments! Here is a simple recipe for them that literally costs just pennies to make.
christmas Tree Dough Ornament Supplies:
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup of salt
- 2 tablespoons of Vegetable oil
- 1/3 – 1 cup water
Christmas Tree Dough Ornaments Instructions:
Mix flour and salt together. Next, add the vegetable oil. Add water until flour becomes dough-like. Roll out dough and use cookie cutters to cut the dough. Add metal ornament holders or puncture dough with ice pick so that a ribbon can be strung after baking. Put on cookie sheet and bake for about an hour at 250 degrees. Remove from oven and let cool. When cool, paint (make sure you use gloss craft paint, or metallic, they yield the best results). Adorn with google eyes, sequins, beads, or whatever else is in your craft stash. Don't forget to write your child's name and the year on the back.
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