Baked Play Dough Ornaments

These could possibly rank as the easiest Christmas ornaments for kids to make almost entirely themselves.  My kids had a blast rolling these out.  My two-year-old tried the dough a few times and was disappointed, but was still proud of her final products.  Even on the tree, these look good enough to eat…if you’re two!
What you need:
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
Christmas cookie cutters
a few birthday candles
yarn or ribbon
Age: 2 and up
What to do:
  1. Mix flour, salt and water on medium until dough is of even consistency.
  2. Lightly flour work surface.
  3. Help kids roll out dough to 1/4 inch thick.
  4. Give them cookie cutters and show them how to press all the way to the bottom of dough.
  5. Help move play dough shapes to ungreased cookie sheet.
  6. Using the end of a birthday candle or straw, help kids make holes for hanging the ornaments at the top of each shape.
  7. Bake at 200 degrees for 2 hours.
  8. Allow to cool.
  9. Tie yarn or ribbon on each ornament to hang.
  10. Remind your toddler these don’t taste like cookies!


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