Salt Dough Christmas gifts By Amber Kraft

With Christmas fastlie approaching I think it is time to talk about how wonderful salt dough is for making a variety of things.

First off let’s take a look at how to make your salt dough and then we will talk about some different things we can make with it.

Salt dough recipe

• 4 cups All-purpose flour 

• 1 cup table salt 

• 1 and 1/2 cups warm water 

When making the salt dough you will want to start by mixing together the flour and salt. Once the flour and salt are mixed well you can slowly add in the warm water to begin forming the dough. After you have your dough made and you have made it into the project you will bake the salt dough. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. You will bake the salt dough for about an hour or until the projects have hardened. There is really no way to say for sure how long to bake your projects as it will be different depending on the size of each one.

Now that we have gone over how to make the salt dough let’s take a look at some ideas of things we can make.

Project ideas

1. Salt dough ornaments

To do these you can just use cookie cutters and cut out many different objects. Another thing you can do is use a child’s hand print and cut it out to put on the tree. When making the ornaments one thing you want to remember before baking them is to put a small hole with a toothpick so you are able to hang them. Once they are baked you are able to paint them and decorate them however you would like.

1. Hand print bowl

This hand print bowl could make a great gift for parents or grand parents. You will make a bowl with the salt dough and then push the child’s hand print in the bottom of it. Once you have baked this project you can have the child paint and decorate it.

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