Salt dough ornaments have been a favorite holiday activity to do with children for a long time, but now they’ve gotten easier with microwave directions that virtually eliminate the chance of getting burned.
4 Cups Flour
1 Cup salt
1 ½ Cups Hot Water
Holiday Cookie Cutters
A Drinking Straw
Other Decorative Elements
Mix ingredients together and knead the dough until you get a nice consistency. If it’s a little too runny add more flour; too dry and stiff add a few drops of water.
Roll out the dough into ¼ inch thickness and use the cookie cutters to cut out ornament shapes. Using the microwave does not lend itself well to hand sculpted salt dough ornaments so it’s best just to use the cookie cutter ones. Use the straw to poke a hole where the ribbon will go through for hanging.
Place ornaments on a microwave safe plate and begin baking on high one minute at a time. You want the ornaments to be hard but not burned. Watch them so you can get a feel for how they cook.
Once they’re all baked and cooled you can begin by decorating them in any fashion you’d like, adding the ribbon as a final touch.