22 December 2009

Making Salt Dough Ornaments

I made salt dough Christmas ornaments for the first time this past weekend. It was so much fun! It was all my hubby's idea, too. Apparently he made these as a child and thought it would be fun for the kids to try. He was so right!

They had so much fun cutting out shapes with our cookie cutters. Of course I knew they would, as much as they like to make sugar cookies.

After the ornaments had their first round of baking, the kiddos and I painted them with watercolors.

Then they went back in for a short second round of baking.

Later Vince sprayed them with polyurathane...just in case.

Oh, and here's the one that Vince got really creative with....it's this a great Santa?!

Just in case you were wondering, we used Susan Branch's recipe from her Christmas book. It worked great! If you're interested in it, let me know and I'll be happy to pass it on.


hallee@halleethehomemaker.com said...

What WONDERFUL family time! I love this!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I did this with my children 20 years ago and I still hang the ornaments on our tree! Nice memories :-)