Salt Dough Ornaments

It’s getting sooo cold outside! This is the time of year when I need to start thinking of a million projects to keep Ellia busy indoors. We have been doing a lot of little crafts and activities, which keep me sane too, since it’s no surprise I love
crafts. Today we made some salt dough ornaments. They require only 3
ingredients and turned out super cute! I think I will make some more,
very fun and Ellia loves rolling out the dough, cutting out the shapes
and of course, painting. 
Salt Dough
2 cups all purpose flour- plus more for dusting
1/2 cup salt
3/4 – 1 cup water   
1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees and line a few baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In an electric mixer combine flour and salt and mix well.
3. With the mixer on low speed add in the water slowly until dough comes
together in a ball.
4. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate for about 10 minutes to firm up.
5. On a very well floured board, a piece of parchment paper or a slipmat, roll dough out to 1/4″ thick. Cut out
ornament shapes using various cookie cutters.
6. Transfer ornaments to prepared cookie sheets and poke a small hole in
each, I used a toothpick, or you could use a straw. Make hole large enough for an ornament hook or
7. Bake for 30 minutes. They should harden but not brown.
We are going to give some as gifts since they are so cute and I might make some for tags for presents too!

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