Easy Dough Ornaments For Easter, Or Anytime!

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Here is a very simple recipe for craft dough for making cool ornaments. These dry quickly so there isn’t an overnight-wait period for little crafters ūüôā

This dough is great to use for any ornament shapes, using cookie cutters, and you’ll want to have some colorful yarn, or ribbons, on hand for hanging the sweet creations when finished. ¬†After the paint dries, Captain likes to write her name and the date on the back with a black, fine-tip permanent marker, which adds such a nice touch for gifts for family. ¬†This is a perfect Easter craft too, as a simple egg shape looks adorable with any colors or patterns!

Method

4 cups flour, 1-1/2 cups water, 1 cup salt

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F.  Combine flour, salt and water (excellent time to let the kids measure & mix!) and after mixing well, knead for 10 minutes (let the kiddos set the timer and help knead too!).

Roll out onto floured surface and cut into desired shapes.  Make a hole for hanging.  Bake for 30 minutes and allow to cool.

Paint with tempera paints and allow to dry. You can now write on them with permanent markers, if you like. Spray with clear polyurethane on both sides. ¬†Hang from ribbons.¬†¬†I hope you enjoy making these with your little ones…

Good thoughts, Karen

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3 thoughts on “Easy Dough Ornaments For Easter, Or Anytime!

  1. I have done these before with my daycare kids, it is very fun! Never thought of doing it for easter before, great idea!

  2. Thanks for writing in and doing these with a whole group of kids would be so fun. Slightly hectic, messy and colorful… I love it!

  3. Almost like making playdoh. My kids will love this. Great idea!

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