I decided this year that I wanted my Christmas tree to consist of more handmade/homemade and traditional decorations, rather than my usual modern pink & silver look. I was looking around Pinterest for some decoration ideas and there was a lot of salt dough – I’ve never tackled it before so thought I would give it a go with little man. I especially wanted to make hand print Santa’s – turns out little man didn’t and he just kept trying to eat it! I figured that he wasn’t going to cooperate this year so I did them all myself in the end! I also decided to get him when he was asleep on Daddy and I ended up making a footprint reindeer instead (easier than the hand as he kept curling his fingers up!)
The recipe & method I used was:
- 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup salt, and 1/2 a cup water
- combine together in a bowl, to a pliable dough
- roll out
- use cutters to make Christmas shapes (not forgetting to put holes in them to put ribbon through!)
- place on a baking tray and bake on the lowest heat for around 3 hours, or until hard.