DIY Christmas Ornaments

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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…

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salt oguh2(Christmas tree pics by Martha Stewart, Coastal Living and Country Living)

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This entry was published on November 21, 2013 at 9:28 pm. It’s filed under arts & crafts, Holidays, Kids and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “DIY Christmas Ornaments

  1. Very crafty, Mama. I’m going to have to try this. Thanks for sharing!

  2. those look lovely

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