Salt Dough Ornaments
(Recipe at bottom of Post)
Painted to look like German Pottery
Dipped in Paraffin
Christmas Stockings for Grandkids
Blankets for Adults...
Jammies for all the Grandkids.... hope they all fit.... (didn't get a "sane" moment to take pictures of those... was over the top by that time, but loved making them... (plan to start that project again, in June next year :)
Salt Dough Recipe
3 cups flour
1 cup salt
approximately 3/4 -1 cup water
Mix dry ingredients together, then add water a little at a time until a soft dough is formed (not too wet, not too crumbly.
You may add cocoa, cinnamon or food coloring if you would like to work some color into the dough prior to making ornaments, or you may paint them after they are baked.
Roll out and cut with cookie cutters, or form into desired shapes. Place on floured cookie sheet, and bake at about 270 degrees until completely hard. (1 to 3 hours depending on the thickness of dough). Once cool and dry, paint with watercolor or acylic paints. Allow to dry again and then dip in melted paraffin, or pray with clear acrylic spray, or paint with shellac to seal.
Note: I have looked up quite a few recipes for salt dough, this is the one I have used the most, but they all vary by cup of flour, some adding more many adding less; the point is, this does not have to be a stringent measurement, it all works well. The cinnamon or cocoa are nice if you want to cut out little gingerbread men that look like gingerbread.