These little saltdough tealights are a really easy at-home activity.
Make a ball of saltdough, press in a tealight and decorate by pressing in beads or sequins! Because you're adding beads to the saltdough, don't bake in the oven. Just leave to dry in a sunny place or near a radiator for a few days. Simple as!
Salt Dough Ornaments
1.5C Warm Water
Mix together and knead for 10 mins. If it feels dry add little bits of water
3.Cut hole with a straw
4.Put in oven @250 for 1.5 hours but my oven runs hot so depending on thickness and oven it may need 2 hours.
5.Cool and paint
6. Hang around the house or a tree in your front yard to spread happiness!
Today, Katie and I made salt dough thingys🤷🏻♀️ Tbh, if I knew how long it took I wouldn’t have bothered. My OCD was tipping the messy scale😬 However, we had fun and that’s the main thing right? 😂🥰 #saltdough#saltdoughornaments#crafty#craftymum
0 51 April, 2020
Salt Dough Day 🥣
1 cup of plain flour...half of water, half of salt and mix ✔
Ko es pagatavoju no savas sāls mīklas? 🤔
Pirmo īsto pavasara sajūtu man vienmēr iedod putnu dziesmas, tāpec izvelējos izgatavot tieši putnus un olas. Šķir pa labi, lai aplūkotu, kā es to darīju! 🐦🌿🥚
Formas veidoju mazas un ļoti vienkāršas. Tā kā vēlos gatavās formas iekārt lentītēs, no saspraudēm izgatavoju āķīšus, ko iespraudu vēl mitrās formiņās.
Žāvēju tās uz palodzes saulītē, ik pa laikam apgrozot 🌞
Kad būs pilnībā izžuvušas, varēšu ķerties pie dekorēšanas 🖌
We are most like our Creator when we are creating. —Lysa Terkeurst
This morning we painted the salt dough ornaments that we made yesterday. The girls loved this project and the amount of dough this recipe makes made for the perfect amount of ornaments to paint to keep their focus before they were ready to move on to the next thing. I initially wanted to make Easter shapes but realized I only have Christmas cookie cutters plus a few others. 😅 It was fine though, Laney was thrilled to pick out Mickey Mouse, a star, a flamingo and a penguin.
I have something really fun planned for Laney and Morgan later this week. What do you think it is? Vote on the poll in my stories!
Highly recommend this activity since you can spread it out over several days ⬇️ ⬇️ ⬇️
S U P P L I E S
Straw, for making holes
Parchment paper covered baking sheets
Spray or acrylic paint
Paint pens, optional
Clear coat sealer, optional
S A L T D O U G H
1 c flour
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl and then knead on counter for a smoother dough. Roll out dough and cut out shapes. Place on parchment paper lined baking sheet. Salt dough can stick to your work surface to spread a little extra flour to help get them up with the spatula. Once on the baking sheet, use the straw to make a hole in each shape. Bake at 250° for 2 hours.
D E C O R A T E
We chose to make and bake one day and then decorate the next day. I did allow my 2 toddlers to use acrylic paint and they actually did a great job! Baby wipes are your best friend when painting because they can easily get it off of hands and tables. We opted not to spray paint the first layer prior to decorating (I don’t have any spray paint on hand). A D M I R E Y O U R A R T W O R K
Use twine or ribbon to hang your completed ornaments. You could make a garland, give them as gifts or pot a stick from your yard to hang them on. I’ll show you later this week what we are doing with them for now. 😊
Playing with salt dough. Check back later to see if it worked 🤷♀️
1 1831 March, 2020
After I made these adorable Easter shapes with our pastel playdough I couldn’t bear to squish them up so I left them out and they’ve dried completely solid! I’m so impressed with how they turned out and they’re going to make the sweetest Easter decorations. We don’t normally go all in for Easter but I figure we might as well this year!
Here is a fun family activity that we have seen around social media so we thought we would share. 🥰
Salt dough handprints is a brilliant keepsake and very easy to make. And it is a way to capture some memories as a family as we go through this time together. 💜
Another day indoors and another day of entertaining this little tornado. Lots of entertaining was needed today as well!
Since having Teddy, Darcie has dropped her naps completely - we’ve gone from having a minimum of an hour and a half nap, sometimes even a three hour nap to absolutely no nap! Which would be fine, if she didn’t need one - but she does because by 4 o’clock she’s cranky and tired and really hard to keep settled. This has now started to spill into dinner time and she’s started refusing dinner because she wants to go to sleep! Looks like I’ll be doing dinner earlier than 5 o’clock for her going forward!
Anyway, to keep her entertained today we’ve played with some blocks, done a little bit of colouring, watched a movie and we also made some salt dough hand print ornaments! We have baked them and will be painting them tomorrow - I like to stretch an activity into two parts if I can ♥
I’ve decided to start writing on my blog again and will be writing a piece about salt dough ornaments tomorrow - so keep an eye out for tomorrow’s blog post if you fancy a little read. My blog has been a little neglected for a while now and I used to love writing on it - so what better time than now to rekindle that love for writing! ♥
What type of things would you like to read about? I’d love some blog piece ideas from you! Leave ideas in the comments of things you would love to see on my blog and I’ll get writing ♥
I hope Day 1 of Week 2’s lockdown has gone well for you! ♥ We can do this ♥
We finished painting and stringing our salt dough Easter egg ornaments. 🐣 #tip we didn’t have an Easter egg shaped cookie cutter, so we just used a small plastic cup (the ones you use in the bathroom for brushing your teeth) and then gently tapped one end to look more like an egg shape. 💜 #saltdoughornaments
I’m really happy with how these Easter egg salt dough ornaments I painted turned out. Zoom in for all the little details ✨
Salt Dough Ornaments Recipe/Directions
* 2 cups of flour
* 1 cup of salt
* 1 cup of water
* Straw to make hole for twine
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
2. In bowl mix ingredients
3. Knead & Roll out dough to about a 1/2” thickness
4. Cut out shape, use straw to make hole
5. Bake for about 2 hrs or until completely hard.
6. Let the eggs stand over night
7. Paint #quarantinecrafts#eastercrafts#saltdoughornaments#kidcrafts
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Znasz takie kwiaty😉❓
Lubisz te kolory 😍❓
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Using this easy recipe (check out our last post) we made some simple shapes, cakes and biscuits ready to sell in our supermarket role play this week.
We found the cooking time was a little longer than expected but they all turned out well and once they were cooked this little man did a great job of painting his shapes.
We used a range of paintbrushes, including his favourite technique that he named the Pom-Pom. Early Learning skills:
- Fine motor control: Holding a paintbrush will support the acquisition of muscles around the hand and encourage dexterity in the wrist and arm ready to support your child with their handwriting.
- Art and technology: Finding and using materials. Exploring colours and looking at how colours can change when mixed
- Teaching children to look after and care for materials by washing and tidying up the paintbrushes after they have used. #saltdoughornaments#childrensart#childrenscraft#homelearning#earlyyears#painting#homeschool
4 2427 March, 2020
Salt dough painted egg garland /ornaments! 1 cup of flour + 1/2 cup of salt + 1/2 cup of cold water. Combine, then knead, then roll out with a rolling pin until it's 1/4 inch thick. Use cookie cutters to create shapes, and a straw to create the hole. Bake at 250°F for 2 hours. We baked ours one day, then painted them the next with acryllic paint. I should have made two holes so that the ornaments would face forward on the garland. Next time! Thank you @emersonal25 for the idea! 💗 #saltdough#eastereggs#eastergarland#diyhomedecor#thingstodowithkids#saltdoughornaments#stayhome
Tis the season...for salt dough ornaments! We love making these! I made them with her last year too! I’ll have to find the older one to compare. It is such a fun craft & memory for your tree! Going to make more with the kids once I go buy more flour!! 😜. Here is the recipe via @elysendean -thank you for the inspiration and recipe!! #lookwhatyoumademedough •2 cups flour
•1 cup salt
•3/4 cup water
Bake at 250 for 2-3 hours
Don’t forget to poke a hole for hanging!
49 55718 December, 2019
Here’s our little Thanksgiving/Christmas DIY project the girls and I did together today. (Shared the DIY in my stories in case you missed it). We made this garland to write things we’re thankful for on, then hang up as part of our Christmas decorations so it could be used and reflected on throughout the rest of holiday season.✨ Because being thankful doesn’t have to just be for tomorrow, it’s something we can all do as a way of life. Hope you and your loved ones have a special time together this Thanksgiving, reflecting, rejoicing and seeing how much there really is to be thankful for.💛
Feeling crafty this Monday morning with some salt dough ornaments! Hazel is very excited to start painting.
East salt dough recipe
4 Cups Flour
1 Cup Salt
1.5 Cups warm water
Stir together, roll out, cut shapes & bake at 175 for 3 hours.