So… we decided to do something fun this Christmas and make some cookie cutter salt dough ornaments. My husband used to make these when he was a kid, and since hearing about it, my daughter has been asking non-stop to make them. So I finally said, Yes, LET’S. Cookie cutter salt dough ornaments it is. And so we did.
The recipe is actually quite simple. It only requires 3 ingredients. Flour. Salt. And water.
And once all kneaded, all you have to do is roll out the dough with a rolling pin and cut out fun shapes. Don’t forget to poke a hole in the top to put a ribbon or string through. We used a clear fishing line, so it was ok for it to be this tiny. We ended up just using the tip of a pencil.
Then we took our fine tipped paintbrushes and went to work! That’s after baking it for a couple hours, of course.
They turned out super cute. And my daughter had a lot of fun with it. She actually started molding her own things out of the dough, because like I said, she’s way more creative than me, and even made my husband and I, a little heart with key. (As a replacement for our heart and key, keychains she misplaced last year. *clutching my heart at how sweet that was.) She even put it into a box and wrapped it up nicely for our Christmas gifts.
I didn’t bother coating these with varnish or anything, mainly because we didn’t have any. So they won’t last forever. But if you want to have it last for a long time, I do believe you need to give it a few coats of non-toxic, acrylic varnish. I actually followed the recipe from mommypotamus.com and she gives detailed instructions on how you can do that.
There’s still a few more days until Christmas, guys! I suggest giving these a try! It’s so fun to do with your little ones, and although, not edible like yummy Christmas cookies, at least it’s fun to look at. Right? Ok, I’d rather be eating cookies, too. AND these peppermint bark-ies. BUT —
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Anyway, here are some items you will need to make Christmas cookie cutter salt dough ornaments:
*recipe adapted from mommypotamus.com.
Have Fun! Only a few more days until Christmas!!!
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