1 part water, 1 part salt, 2 parts flour. Mix, roll out to 1/4 of an inch and mold and/or cut into ornaments and bake. You can make different colored dough by adding wilton food dyes. I find the wilton dyes in little tubs (lip balm sized tubs) work way better than the liquid dye at the grocery store. You can use bits of dough to press into larger ornaments- like balls for trees and wings for angels. Use a toothpick or kitchen skewer to make holes in the ornaments before you bake. Don't forget, otherwise you won;t be able to hang them (ask me how I know, LOL). Bake in an oven at around 375ish. You can also use paint and glitter when done (just for others reading this thread- I know you said no painting).
This was my mother's favorite holiday activity. How I hated those homemade ornaments, vastly preferring blown glass. This year, I think I will decorate a living small tree with her homemade ornaments and then plant it after the holiday. She loved evergreens and Christmas. Now I am all sentimental and I think I will have T make some with me.
ETA: Dying the dough will work best if you mix the dye with the water and then mix the water with the salt and flour. Then you will have solid, un-marbled colors.
Katie, mama to a pair of boys one little and one not so little.
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