Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Day 18: Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments!

Another reason my house smelled so wonderful the other day were these adorable ornaments! These are simple, fun and will make your tree smell chirstmassy!

What You'll Need:
1 1/2 Cup flower
1/2 Cup salt
1/2 Cup Water
Cinnamon (to your liking)
Rolling Pin
Cookie cutters
Nonstick pan
Oven (250 degrees for 1-2 hours)
Hole punching tool
Googly eyes
Pom Poms
Hot glue gun

Step One: 
Mix all of the ingredients into a medium or large mixing bowl. Knead it, roll it, get it smooth so that you can use cookie cutters on it. Once you have it flat, and thick or thin enough for your liking, let your child use cookies cutters to cut out their favorite shapes for their ornaments.

Step Two:
While the dough it still uncooked, use your hole punching tool to poke a hole where you will place a ribbon. 

Step Three:
While your oven is heating up, place the cut outs on a non-stick pan. They can be close together because they won't rise or change shape in the oven. Keep them in the oven for 1-2 hours, or until they are hard. Pay attention to them so they don't burn. After they come out of the oven, place them on a cooling rack for a while so they are cool to the touch so your child can handle them for the next part of the project. 

Step Four:
Once they have cooled, let your child pick out different accessories for their ornaments. We made gingerbread boys and snowmen so they needed googly eyes and buttons. We also made trees so those needed decorations too. 

Step Five:
Once your kids are done decorating, let the glue dry while you cut ribbon (long enough to hang them).

Place the ribbon through the holes you poked earlier. You may need to poke them again, I had to do that on a few of them.

Step Six:
Place them on your tree. Sit back and enjoy these cute little critters and the glorious smell of cinnamon on pine.

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