Happy Friday friends! I'm sure you are as busy as I am with Christmas prep, so I'll keep this short. I have lots more wrapping to do, a ton of cleaning, gifts to deliver and the laundry is piling up because my dryer pooped out! I think I've finally finished baking though. Whew! I'm a cookie fiend, and I don't think I can stand to look at another cookie for a while!
Anyway, I thought I'd share a peek into our holiday preparations. Each year the kids and I make salt dough ornaments for them to give to family and friends. It's one of my favorite traditions, and it's a fun way for them to be creative and spread a little holiday cheer.
Here's the recipe I use:
4 cups flour
1 1/2 cups warm water
1 cup salt
Mix well with spoon. Roll out with additional flour to prevent sticking ( I always use a cheap plastic table cloth for easy clean up). Use cookie cutters to cut out shapes. Make a hole at the top with a toothpick for hanging. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Bake on cookie sheets for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until dry. Then I let them sit out for about 24 hours before painting.
We use acrylic craft paint and glitter to decorate them.
Once dry, I spray them with a clear sealant before adding ribbon.
What is your favorite family holiday tradition?
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