There's nothing like meeting with friends and having some fun and laughter which yesterday was all about!
Darcy together with some friends had fun in the kitchen making some salt dough decorations for the festive season! This is such a simple activity to do and lots of fun was had making them!
Salt Dough recipe
1 (237g) Cup of Salt
2 (473g) Cups of flour
3/4 (177) cup of water
1. Preheat the oven to 180C (350F)
2. Combine the salt and the flour in a large bowl
3. Add the water slowly while mixing together. You want the mixture to be moist, not too wet, resembling a dough like consistency.
4. Kneed the dough, to combine it until smooth in texture.
5. Divide the mixture between each of the little ones so they can make their own little creations.
6. Roll the dough out with a rolling pin. The thicker the dough, the longer they will take to dry out on the oven.
7. Once the dough is rolled out, place a hole at the top of the decoration to you can easily hang them and then on a tray ready for the oven.
This recipe makes quite enough dough to keep 4 excited children and Darcy busy!
As you can see, Darcy rolled the rolled the dough fairly thin, about 5mm (1/2cm)
I've collected a number of cutters over the years so there were plenty to choose from. As you can see, Darcy was being seasonal with his choices!
Once all the shapes were cut, before placing them in the oven, we placed a hole at the top of them so they could be threaded to hang them later.
They took about 10 - 15 minutes to "cook". You can check them by touching them on top too see if they feel hard / firm to the touch. Becareful when doing this as they are hot!
Once they were ready, they were left on a tray to cool awaiting for the decorating fun to begin!
For decorating there are a number of ways you can do this such as painting, varnishes or markers which were our choice yesterday. The children were delighted as they had more of a range colours to choose from and there no mixing of the colours as can normally happen with paint.
Once they were coloured in, there was glue and decorations on hand for some finishing touches. As you can see pompoms seemed to be the additional decoration of choice!