Sunday, December 18, 2011

Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Three ingredients, some acrylic paints, and some Christmas music playing in the background = a fun afternoon with the kiddos and hopefully some great memories that they will keep with them forever. We had a blast making homemade Christmas ornaments this week! Even my 19 month old enjoyed getting her fingers a little dirty to create some adorable ornaments for our tree.

Here are a few of Kadence's...

Here are a few of Carson's...

They are both proud to see their artwork displayed on our Christmas tree this year. And I am one proud momma. I think they did a great job! :)

Homemade Christmas Ornaments
Source: Homemade Grits

4 c. flour
1 c. salt
1 1/2 c. water

Combine ingredients and knead dough for 15 to 20 minutes. (I used my stand mixer.) Roll dough out and cut out ornaments using cookie cutters. With a toothpick or straw, make a small hole for the hanger. Bake at 300ºF about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. You may have to bake considerably longer depending on how thick your items are. They may not feel hard right away but will harden as they cool.

Tip: make sure to use a nonstick surface, or spray cookie sheet with pam. Paint and decorate as desired. Acrylic paints work best and use a varnish to make them shiny.

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