Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Kids Crafts: Holiday Ornaments Made From Homemade Dough

Ornament Dough Recipe by Nancy Murphy

Children's Ornament Dough Recipe

Are you looking for a new way to help your children learn “hands-on” the letters of the alphabet? Would your child like to make a gift for a relative? Are you looking for a project for a rainy day? Creating play dough letters and ornaments is a fun way for your child to do all these things.

Ingredients for the Ornament Dough Recipe:

4 Cups of Flour
1 ½ Cups of Water
1 Cup Salt

Here are the steps to follow to make the dough:

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
2. Put all the ingredients in a bowl.
3. Mix them together.
4. If the dough is too stiff add more water to get a workable consistency. The dough should be easy to handle.
5. After you are done mixing, knead the dough for five minutes.
6. Next shape the dough into fun shapes and letters. Try writing your name on some of them.
7. Place your creations on a greased cookie sheet.
8. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes.
9. After baking, you can paint the dough with markers or paint.

This ornament dough makes great gifts for friends and family. Just make them an ornament with their name on it, or create a fun shape. Try using cookie cutters to make your shapes.

This brings back wonderful childhood memories. I had so much fun making the ornamental dough when I was a child. My sisters and I used the dough to make ornaments with each of our names on them. Everyone had their name on the Christmas tree when we were kids.

You can find more helpful parenting articles like this at Nancy Murphy is the owner of an online baby and children store. She is the proud mother of two little girls.

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