Sunday, December 11, 2011

Homemade Christmas Ornaments- a great project for the kids!

Kim's adorable Christmas stockings!
What a fun way to keep the kiddos occupied during Christmas break...and a great way for them to make a neat Christmas gift!

Ingredients and photos courtesy of Kimberly Howard (Monroe, GA)

All you need is flour, salt, and water!
We added 1/2 tablespoon of salt to every tablespoon of flour then added water little by little until it was about the consistency of play-doh. 

Shape as desired then place a hole to thread the ribbon through. (Suggestion: make the shapes no more than about 1/4" thick so they're not too heavy).  Place on a cookie sheet lined with either aluminum foil or wax paper and bake at 250 until dry. Flip about every 5-6 minutes. Once cooled, paint and decorate as desired then thread with ribbon to hang on your Christmas tree (or give as a gift!!). 

Kim gives some great examples in her photos:

CUTE Snowcouple!
The ornaments can be painted and sealed once cooled.
Thanks, Kim, for the great idea!!

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