Monday, December 14, 2009

Salt Dough Ornaments

We made salt dough ornaments for our Christmas tree. The kids always love to play with dough and these creations will be enjoyed for many years to come.
Sweet girls snow man
The recipe is: 2 cups of flour 1 cup of salt and mix in water until dough is formed. If the dough is sticky add a little more flour. We also applied varnish to preserve them.

Silly guy's Christmas tree
It is as easy as that. Your children will enjoy creating beautiful ornaments for your Christmas tree.
I personally think homemade ornaments are best!! The ornaments from the store are beautiful as well, but when they are made from your children's creativity and heart....well what could be better than that!
Little man made this ornament. The kids are calling it the doughnut. I think it is kind of in the shape of a heart. It has his precious little fingerprints embedded in the clay:)

I decided to trace Little mans hand and make it into an ornament. Precious! I only wish I had did this for my older children when they were small.

2 comments:

School for Us said...

I love your salt dough ornaments - especially the snowman and the handprint. I wish I would have thought of that when my daughter was young, too!

Thanks for the comment on my blog (about the sock snowman). I really appreciate it when I hear that someone likes what I've done and might try it on their own! Please let me know if you do make one - or if you have any questions about it! I'll try to remember what we did. :-)

Also, I've been talking to various bloggers today about their custom headers & pages. I see you have one! Can you tell me how you did it? Or with what? I played around some today and changed some colors and put a free Christmas header up, but I had to find one that was already sized pretty well - tried quite a few that just didn't work.

Thanks!
Dana

Sherry@Coo Coo 4 Coupons said...

These are SO neat!!! What a great idea! I LOVE the hand!!!

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