Advent Shadowbox: Day 14, Salt Dough Ornaments

December 10, 2011     14th Day of Advent     15 Days ’til Christmas

Basic Ingredients
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Table Salt
1 Cup Water

Tools and Decor
Food Colouring
Cookie Cutters
Straws
Acrylic or Tempera Paints
Glitter and Glue
Permanent  Markers or Fancy Pens

Method
Combine Flour and Salt in a Bowl
Gradually Add Water
Let Dough Sit for 20 Minutes
Option: Add Food Colouring to Dough (all or part)

Roll Dough ¼-½in Thick And Cut w/Cookie Cutters
OR
Shape Dough into Christmassy Shapes

Make a Hole At the Tops of the Ornaments with a Straw

Let Dough Dry on a Pan for 48 Hours
OR
Heat in 200-250 Degree Oven for 2-4 Hours

Decorating Ideas  
Paint with Acrylic Paints
Paint with Glue and Dust with Glitter
Write Messages or Draw Images with Markers
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When I was a little girl, I was always jealous of a certain ornament that my brother had made in his Kindergarten class and which he always hung with pride on the family Christmas tree. Not that my own contributions to the family ornament collection were any less important… I just really loved the candy cane my brother had made by twisting and shaping lengths of red and white salt dough. Every time I saw it, I wanted to make one of my own. Today’s the day I finally get to try my hand at it with the kids!

Here’s how today’s Advent Shadowbox Insert looks:

And here’s how it looks from afar:

I’ll post pictures of the finished product on this page in a few days, so do check back with us!

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UPDATE #1: 10:30am. The kids just realized that we could make these with their Star Wars™ Heroes & Villains Cookie Cutters,  and with the Star Wars™ Vehicle Cookie Cutters, and Marvel™ Hero Cookie Cutter Set my mom just sent them!  Our collection of ornaments might be forever transformed!!!!!
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MAKING THE CUTOUTS

 

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THE FINISHED GROUP

 

 

 

 

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OUR FOUR FAVE ORNAMENTS

BEA:   

TOBES:

MAMA:  

PAPA:

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