Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Let's Drink to the Salt of the Earth: Salt Dough Ornaments

Salt dough ornaments have been on our list of things to do for the upcoming holidays, but it wasn't until TinkerLab posted step-by-step instructions that mommy took the plunge.  It wasn't at all difficult, but for some reason it seemed like it would be.  Mommy actually mixed up the dough, but then Kane and I each got a bunch to roll out and then cut ornaments out of.  We doubled the recipe TinkerLab followed and ended up adding about 1 1/3 cups of water, which was still too much.  The dough was much easier to work with after we liberally floured it during rolling.  Instead of using our kitchen counter, mommy covered our table with butcher paper and then taped down freezer paper (shiny side up) for us to use as a working surface -- it worked out great.  And then all she had to do was fold up the paper to clean up.  Stay tuned for our painted, finished product!  (And if you are in our family, don't.  Because it's likely what you are getting as a present!)

I liked to make fingerprint marks in my ornaments. 

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