How To Make Christmas Decorations With Salt Dough
Remember salt dough ornaments from primary school? If you don’t, they’re super easy and because of the salt, you can keep them for years.
This recipe is perfect for all ages. The Gousto Elves have even made fun baubles and Christmas character stencils to use too. Print, then stick on something like a cereal box so you’ve got a sturdy base to trace and cut out your dough.
What you’ll need
125g table salt
125ml warm water
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 150ºC
Step 2: Mix the flour and salt in a bowl and, while slowly adding warm water, use a wooden spoon to combine.
Step 3: When stirring becomes difficult, start kneading the dough with your hands.
Step 4: Once it’s stretchy, roll the dough onto a floured surface, about a ¼ inch thick.
Step 5: Once it’s rolled out, it’s time to get creative! Use our stencils, or grab a butter knife, and experiment.
Step 6: Poke patterns in with a toothpick or fork, and punch a hole in the top for string.
Tip: Flatter shapes will bake more evenly.
Step 7: Once you’re happy, pop the shapes onto a lined baking sheet, and bake for 3 hours. Then remove your decorations from the oven and let them cool completely.
Step 8: Time to paint! We used acrylic paints, glitter glue and spray paint, but use whatever you’ve got in the house. Then thread your string through the hole, tie a loop and hang them on your Christmas tree.
Tip: To give your ornaments extra polish, paint a thin layer of glossy pottery glaze over to give them a lustrous shine.
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