Rainy weather? – Yes
Children hyper? – Yes
Christmas around the corner? – Yes
Need a quick and easy way to entertain the children? – Yes
I cannot believe that Christmas is only a few weeks away. Even more scary, Luke will be one year old on the 23rd of December. Where has this year gone? I say this all the time but it seems to go much quicker with two children!
We have yet to put up our Christmas tree and as it is delightful weather for ducks, what better way to spend the day indoors covered head to toe in paint and glitter making your own Christmas decorations.
This is a very simple way to decorate your tree and entertain the children for hours.
You will need to make salt dough
1 cup plain flour
1/2 cup table salt
1/2 cup of water
To decorate salt dough
Christmas cutters ( I bought the mini ones from pound land)
Paints /Paint brush
Preheat the oven to 150c. Measure out the flour and salt. Add them all to a mixing bowl and stir.
Add 1/2 cup of water
Mix thoroughly until formed into dough. Knead dough until it’s soft and pliable. Add more flour if the dough is too sticky.
Lightly sprinkle the rolling pin and work surface
Roll out the dough to 1/4 inch thickness.
Cut out ornaments using cookie cutters
Peel away dough and place on a baking tray
Using a straw (even pencil) create a hole for the ribbon that will change the ornament. Im using thin wire from CraftWorld Belfast.
Place in the oven and bake until completely dry and hardened. Don’t forget to flip once or twice while baking.
Leave to cool and decorate as you wish.