Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Home-Made for the Holidays

Last week I had three lovely girls come over to make home-made Christmas ornaments. These darling sisters were such a delight and we had so much fun with our home-made dough. When I was a kid, one year, my mom made home-made dough and me, my little brother, and our cousins all got together and made our own home-made Christmas ornaments. So I thought, this would be the year that I would attempt to do so.

Dough ingredients:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water

Mix together until it's thick.
Roll out on counter/board - use LOTS of flour to prevent sticking (we found this out the fun sticky way!)

Krista, Mackenzie, and Libby hard at work.

Little hands so delicately decorating flour covered trees.

LinkWhat do two little girls do while their ornaments are baking? Why play with the nativity scene and read Christmas books like "Olivia Helps With Christmas" and "Stranger in the Woods," of course.

Bake until lightly brown and dough is no longer mushy. Allow to cool. Then decorate away! We used acrylic paint and Martha Stewart glitters for ours.

Once you're finished decorating and the ornaments have had at least 12 hours to dry, hang them on your tree and watch the magic of home-made Christmas ornaments fill your tree with charm. Don't forget to initial and date the back so you can always remember who made each one and when it was made.

I hope you all include this festive project into your holiday festivities at some point. If not this year, then perhaps next year. I know I'll be doing it for many years to come.

1 comment:

Stacy said...

Aw, that looked like it was uber fun!

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