Non-edible Homemade Christmas Ornaments

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

 Nonedible Christmas Ornaments
We just made this ornaments again. We made it years ago while my boys were so tiny then we moved and I donated our artificial Christmas tree during the move. I bought a lighted branch from OSH a few days ago and took out the old ornaments we made. Wes wanted to make new ones so we did. This brought so much joy and good memories.
Ornaments made with salt and flour
Note: some pictures below were taken years ago.
 Making ornament with kid
First, prepare the tools and ingredients:
Cookie cutters, rolling pin 
1 cup of salt
1 cup of flour
food coloring 
ground cinnamon
puff paint (I got it from Michael's in the Fabric craft section)
 Homemade Christmas Ornaments

 Kid craft homemade christmas ornaments
mix the food coloring with water and the rest of the ingredients:
 nonedible christmas ornament
The eager worker working on the dough:
 Making Christmas ornaments with kids
Press the dough with rolling pin to about 0.5 centimeter thickness then press the cookie cutter onto the dough
 nonedible christmas ornament
 christmas ornaments
Place on top of baking sheet lined with parchment paper then make a hole with chopstick or straw to hang the ornaments
 kids craft christmas ornament
Bake in 250 degree Fahrenheit oven for 2 hours
 baked christmas ornaments
Add the thread to hang the ornaments 
 glow in the dark homemade christmas ornament
Recipe to make homemade Christmas ornaments
We especially like the glow in the dark and personalized one.
 Homemade Christmas ornaments made with salt and flour

 nonedible christmas ornaments recipe
Non-edible Homemade Ornaments
Recipe adapted from here
Printable Recipe

Tools and ingredients:
Cookie cutters, rolling pin, baking pan, parchment paper 
1 cup of salt
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup water
Food coloring (the basic 3 colors one: red, yellow, and green) 
Dash of ground cinnamon  (for color and smell)
Different kind of puff paints (I got the glow in the dark, silver, and white one from an art and craft store)

Preheat the oven to 250 degree Fahrenheit.
In a mixing bowl, place the water
Mix in the food coloring to get light brown color: 10 drops of yellow, 8 drops of red, 3 drops of green coloring   
Add dash of ground cinnamon, salt, and flour 
Mix them all with hand
Using rolling pin press the dough to about 0.5 centimeter in thickness
Press the cookie cutter onto the dough 
Place the molding onto a baking pan lined with parchment paper
Make a hole with chopstick or straw to hang the ornaments
Bake in the oven for 2 hours
Let it cools then add the thread to hang the ornaments