This month we’re embracing our kitchen creativity without adding more food to the Christmas mix by making salt dough ornaments. The kids will love putting their own spin on the Christmas decorations and, as the ingredients are not perishable, salt dough ornaments can be proudly hung on the tree for years to come. They also make for adorable personalised gifts.
There are some pretty complicated recipes out there for making salt dough, but we like to keep it simple and find the below recipe ideal, especially for younger children.
4 cups flour or, if you wish to add a deliciously Christmassy smell to your ornaments, replace one of the cups of flour with a cup of ground cinnamon
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cups water
1 teaspoon regular craft glue (this is optional but we find it helps to make them last longer)
Once your shapes have cooled it’s time to decorate, and rather than following step-by-step instructions, we think it’s best to unleash the creativity and go wild! These lovely little ornaments can be left as they are and will still look fantastic hanging on your tree, but if you’re feeling creative we have a few ideas to get you started…
We hope you enjoy getting creative this festive season and from all of us at Trex, have a very Merry Christmas.
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