Last year I went all out and created 25 activities for the month of December and it was AMAZING! (You can read about it HERE)
This year – with the kids being in school and there being less space in our adorable little apartment, I’m toning it down a little. But, come on guys, it’s still me…so here we are, November 24th and I’m already one Christmas Craft in!
This one is so cute and easy and fun: making Salt Dough Ornaments.
The recipe is beyond simple:
1 Cup Salt
2 Cups Flour
1 Cup Water
Mix it all together and roll out like cookie dough. Cut out your ornaments like cookies – this is the most fun part! Lay out on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 2 hours (if you roll your dough thick, it might take 3 hours). Make sure you make a small hole in the ornaments before they dry so you have some place to tie a string or hook.
Once they are dry you can decorate with paint, glitter, etc.
The kids just LOVE these ornaments and we mke them almost every year. Also, this is a great alternative if you love the idea of Christmas cookie making but not the sugary binge that comes after.