I thought I would round out our flour extravaganza with an oldie, but a goodie...
Salt Dough Ornaments
Here is the thing...if you are interested in the thing (if not just head down to the recipe from Yooper Pasty).
Ok, the thing is, we actually did these last year. I guess we are giving them as gifts this year. I succeeded in baking them while failing at painting them. I had a crazy mother Pinterest moment where I cared about them being done right and hid them from my then 2 and 4 year old children. Ok, I am not that sad...I let them each paint one and then I declared I would do the gift ones and then I never finished on time for the holidays...oh, the horror.
Truth is Truman was hospitalized with pneumonia and I kinda just let everything go. He is good now...so we are officially giving last year's hand prints as this years gifts.
These ornaments are such a fun and easy way to start decorating season...I just had to share. We did hand prints, but you can pretty much cookie cutter anything! This year, we are going to totally use our Christmas cookie cutters. Since I DON'T bake and all, we might as well use them for something.
So, here are the basics. Sorry for my lack of pictures.
So, we baked ours on a cookie sheet and they were totally doughy on the bottom after 2.5 hours...we moved them straight to the rack and baked them another hour and they were fine. I think ideal might be baking them directly on the rack...or if you worry about rack lines on the back, maybe an hour on the cookie sheet and the other 2 on the rack?
The only ornament that was finished last year...
Finishing the rest for gifts this year!
So that rounds out our dough fun and adventures! I can honestly say, prior to this year, I only associated dough with baking (which I despise) and a big mess (which I despise). Now, whole new feelings are emerging. Watch out. Might want to buy stock in flour.