After a busy few days of Thanksgiving and spending time with family, my boys needed a little down time. I follow the Tinkerlab blog, which is an excellent source of art activities and ideas for young children like mine. Her salt dough ornament post provided us with the inspiration to gather our supplies and get busy. The boys made Christmas trees, angels, bells, and gingerbread men.
I had pinned the Santa Hand Ornament a while back, which is also made with salt dough. I got busy and made one for each of my boys.
Salt Dough Recipe:
1 cup flour, 1 cup salt, and up to 1 cup water. Mix the dry ingredients first, then begin adding water until the consistency allows you to roll it out without sticking too much.
How to do it:
1. Trace hand on cardstock, cut to use as a tracer for the dough.
2. Place tracer on rolled out salt dough, cut around the shape with a knife.
3. Bake at 200 degrees for about an hour, until it is firm.
4. Paint with acrylic paint. Warning: It does not come out of clothing!