I realize I’m skipping over Thanksgiving entirely and heading straight for Christmas, but this year I’m excited to try a fun craft with my kids. I owe this one to my very creative mom. One year for my younger sister’s birthday, which falls at the beginning of December, my mom gave her a birthday party where her friends came over and made Christmas ornaments out of salt dough. I still remember that as one of the best parties my mom ever came up with. All the kids had a blast and they got to take home something to put on the tree.
Here’s the salt dough recipe and I also found a cornstarch clay recipe. The main difference is that the color of the salt dough is not a bright white, but more of an ivory color. The cornstarch clay is bright white but supposedly trickier to work with especially if your kids are helping you, and takes a bit longer to prepare.
I’ll be going with the salt dough recipe this time around. Hopefully ours come out like these…