Thursday, December 18, 2008

baby's first handmade ornament

Jackson, on the advice of your Aunt Abigail, last week we made some salt dough ornaments. The picture above is of one you made (almost) all by yourself.

4 cups flour
2 cup salt
1-1/2 cups hot water (from tap)
2 teaspoons vegetable oil (optional)

Mix the salt and flour together, then gradually add the water until the dough becomes elastic. (Some recipes call for 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil at this point.) If your mixture turns out too sticky, simply add more flour. If it turns out too crumbly, simply add more water. Knead the dough until it’s a good consistency—then get out rolling pins, cups, bowls, straws, cookie cutters, plastic utensils, and let the fun begin!

Bake in a 200 degree oven for a long time. Or just turn the oven off and let them stay in there for a day or two.

PS. Abigail, I hope you haven't left for Chicago, because there just might be something in the mail for you on its way.

1 comment:

abigail said...

we haven't left yet, and a BIG storm coming this way might keep us from leaving, but won't stop the mail, right? rain, sleet, snow, hail, and all that.

I love the ornament! and can't wait to see the ones Jackson makes year after year!