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 🙂
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!
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