This week the kiddos and I decided to pull out an old craft and have some fun. I admit, with school just around the corner and having gone from working part-time to full-time, I’ve been soaking up all the time I can on the weekends with the kiddos.
We usually do this craft around christmas, but hey there is nothing more fun than making cookies you can paint, right?
We got the salt dough recipe here, at About.com’s section for Stay at Home Parents.
Basically, you just need 1 cup of salt and 3 cups of flour. You’ll dissolve the cup of salt in 1 1/4 cup of water. I use warm water, the salt dissolves faster. Then you just work in your flour and knead until smooth.
We used cookie cutters to create our hearts, but you can also mold it and shape it however you choose. When your done, just bake in the oven at 200 degrees (f) until they’re rock hard.
When they’re cool, you can use regular acrylic paint to decorate your ornaments.
For these primitive heart ornaments I tore strips of gingham fabric to make the ties.
What I love about this craft is that it’s simple, inexpensive, and makes great gifts for the holidays. I’ve been looking for the recipe to add the cinnamon to these and just place in bowls. I love the scent of cinnamon and apple don’t you?