Salt dough ornaments are one of the easiest recipes that you and your kitchen helper(s) can make together, plus you are rewarded with a keepsake to enjoy for years to come. They will love pouring and mixing the flour, salt and water to form the dough. They can pick out their favorite cookie cutters and within minutes their creations are baking (drying out) in the oven. Since there is a large window of time between cutting out the dough and actually painting the ornaments, I decided to tackle this challenge by cutting out and baking the ornaments after dinner. This allowed me the opportunity to turn the oven off after the baking time and keep the ornaments in the oven (off) to continue to dry out over night. Our ornaments were on the thicker side, so the drying time was 1-2 days. Your kitchen helper will be eager to paint and decorate so have all your materials ready to go once they are cooled and dry enough to handle. This recipe makes 12 ornaments, so there are plenty for gift giving too. A few of ours are being shipped across the country. If you plan to have an ornament making party simply double the ingredients and let their creativity soar.
So which cookie cutter do you think your kitchen helper will choose first? Leave a comment below and have fun with this activity.
Recipe Adapted From: TheBestIdeasForKids