It’s November and you can’t put the Christmas tree up just yet but you feel like you want to get into the Christmas spirit. It’s cold, it’s raining and you have bored kids. Salt dough is simple, quick and you will have all the ingredients already in the cupboard. They make the perfect gifts for grandparents or to give your own Christmas tree some extra sparkle.
You will Need
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups of table salt
- 1 cup cold water
- 4 tbs of chosen spice (I choose Cinnamon & Cocoa powder)
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Baking paper
- Clear nail varnish
- Selection of coloured glitter
- Ribbon / wool
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cutters (We used a Gingerbread Men cutter)
How to Make
- Preheat the oven to 100C
- Empty flour, salt, water and spices into the bowl and mix with a spatula until a dough forms.
- Remove dough from the bowl and knead for a couple of minutes to make sure all ingredients are well mixed
- Sprinkle a small amount of flour on your worktop and roll out dough until it’s the thickness of a £1 coin.
- Take your desired cookie cutter and cut shapes out.
- Cover a tray with baking paper, carefully put the shapes onto it and make a small hole at the top for ribbon later.
- Place in the oven for 1 hour, then remove turn shapes over and return to the oven for 1 more hour.
- Remove and allow to cool (the smell is amazing at this point)
- Take clear nail varnish and apply to the shapes and then add the desired glitter.
- Allow to dry and then add ribbon or wool to hang the decorations up.
Here’s a quick VLOG of me & Harry making our Gingerbread Men decorations last week ( complete with Christmas music to get you in the mood )
I hope you enjoy making some salt dough decorations with your kids. Me & Harry had so much fun and it was a great way to fill a couple of hours on a rainy day.Let me know if you do and send me some pictures.
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