The weather was wet and rainy this weekend, we stayed in and made salt dough ornaments. It was a marathon crafting session spanning two afternoons.
We used this recipe (2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, and 1 cup warm water poured 1/4 cup at a time) which was a Bounty paper towel advertisement in this month's Canadian Living (p. 146). We baked them for about 2 hours at 300 degrees and they were very hard, on the verge of turning brown.
Here are some of the finished ornaments.
This was our first time making salt dough ornaments. It was really fun with lots of opportunity for the girls to focus and try new skills. For other toddler and preschool activities, check out the great ideas at
Have a great day and remember to enjoy the season,