I found this craft at Savings Lifestyle and it was perfect for my kids this year. I remember making these when I was in high school, so hopefully this will become a family tradition!
You will need:
- 4 cups flour
- 1 1/2 cups salt
- 1 1/2 cups water
- Cookie cutters
Step 1: Combine flour and salt together in a medium bowl, slowly add the water and mix until a soft ball forms. Knead the dough for a couple of minutes. The dough should be the consistency of pie dough or bread dough. If it's too sticky add more flour, and if it's too stiff add a little more water.
Take the dough and flour a surface and roll the dough out to about 1/4" thick. Take your cookie cutters and make shapes in the dough, making sure you press down evenly. Tear away your unused dough from around the shapes and use a spatula to pick up the shapes and place them on an ungreased cookie sheet. Definitely remember to flour your surface - otherwise you will NOT be able to pick up the dough easily.
Bake at 300 for approximately 25 minutes (or until hard, but not brown). Don't forget to use a toothpick to make a hole for your ornament hook if that's how you're using these.
Wait about 15 minutes for the cookies to cool completely and then get the kids painting them and writing names on these little keepsakes.
Brianna's completed ornaments: (3 years old)
Hunter's completed ornaments: (2 years old)