Dough Art Ornaments

Jenna likes to do crafts and projects ALL the time. I have a hard time keeping up with her desire to do crafty things, which is why I love that she does so many at school. It takes the pressure off of me all the time.

We recently made some dough ornaments for Christmas. I thought it would be fun to tie one to each of her teacher gifts. A special touch just from Jenna and it was a fun project to do together.

If you have kids in school what other gift ideas do you have for teachers? I had no idea it was such a big deal to do teacher gifts but I learned last year that it is, even in preschool apparently.

I’ll share more on another project that I made out of the dough art in another post. If you notice the one in the middle is a heart. I used Jenna’s thumb prints to make a heart and then I painted it red after it was dry. It’s now hanging on my tree to remind me of my sweet girl.

If you’re interested here’s the recipe. It’s super easy.

Mix in a large bowl:

4 cups of flour (I used whole wheat flour so it turned out beige)
1 cup salt
Water to moisten (don’t get it too wet)

Roll it out like a cookie. Use a cookie cutter of your choice and put on a cookie sheet
with just a tad of oil

Use a drinking straw to poke a hole in the top.

Put in the oven for an hour at 15o degrees to dry them out. Although it took longer here because it’s more humid.

Then you can paint them if you want, add some glitter (because who doesn’t like glitter?) and add a fun ribbon.

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