Saturday, December 24, 2011

Salt Baking Dough

While I'm at it, here's a reliable recipe for salt dough. It's fun to play with and you can color it with food coloring. You can also bake what you make. We often use it to make Christmas ornaments and have used it for handprint ornaments for the Grandmas for Mother's day. To make ornaments just use a straw to punch out holes in your ornaments before baking and make sure to flip them half-way through baking. Or you can just air dry.

Recipe:

Salt Baking Dough
  • 3/4 c. salt
  • 3/4 c. warm water
  • 2 c. flour
  1. Mix salt into the warm water and cool. Add dye now if you wish. Add flour slowly, stirring. Knead.
  2. Roll dough to 1/4-1/2" thickness and cut out ornaments.
  3. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-60 minutes, until moisture is out. Cover with foil if necessary to avoid browning.
  4. When cool, paint and seal with water-based polyurethane.

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