Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Homemade Ornaments

We are making ornaments out of homemade clay. Here is the recipe:

2 cups Flour
1 cup Salt
1 Cup Water
1 1/2 T Oil
Mix until smooth...I had too much liquid and had to add more flour so it wasnt so sticky.

After mixing I set up a workstation with Parchment paper.

Next I rolled the dough with a rolling pin, using lots of flour. This stuff STICKS! After rolling thin, the boys used cookie cutters to cut out Christmas shapes.

After cutting the shapes out they were put on a baking sheet and baked for 1 hour at 250 degrees. I think they could have gone a little longer because they arent hard hard....but I didnt want to over bake either and make them brittle.

After they cooled I removed them from the pan, some of them stuck and I needed to use a spatula to scrape them off....then I put them aside so we can paint and decorate them later.

Now we need to make a Walmart run...I promised the boys glitter for the ornaments. Why! Why! What was I thinking?? Glitter....UGH.

I will post pictures of them later, probably tomorrow.

7 comments:

Tonya said...

I was just at walmart getting glitter this morning for some of my projects....I am so behind!!

Your ornaments turned out cute!

We are going to make cinnamon ornaments one of these days..when we have free time..like that happens! (-:

Kristina P. said...

Denise they look great! What a fun idea!

angi_b72 said...

neat idea!!!

Kristen said...

I made some and they are way fun to make...looks like you guys had fun

Mom said...

I can't wait to get there and see the finished ornaments in person. It seems like it is taking forever till the 20th gets here.

Jillene said...

How fun!! I can't wait to see the finished, glittery product!!

Tink said...

Those look awesome! What a great idea! This would be a fun activity to do with my kids. Thanks for sharing.

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