As "luck" would have it, I was put in charge of the Christmas craft for Karen's preschool party coming up on Friday. Nothing like trial by fire to help you grow outside of your comfort zone!! I have been perusing Pinterest all week in the hopes of finding the "perfect" craft to bring to the classroom on Friday.
My current plan is to bring salt-dough ornaments for the kids to decorate. I
I followed the recipe from Crystal at Little Bit Funky.
4 cups Flour
1 cup Salt
1 1/2 cup warm Water
Mixed in my kitchen-aide mixer with my paddle attachment until the water was incorporated into all of the flour/salt mixture. Changed to the dough hook and mixed for several minutes on medium until the dough was well kneaded and soft.
On a well floured surface, rolled to 1/4in thick (it was a little thicker in some places and thinner is better - the ornaments tended to puff up with the thicker dough). Cooked at 325 for 1 hour.
It's hard to tell, but I used two different sizes of cookie cutters. The first cookie sheet has smaller ornaments and the second set are bigger ornaments.
I am please and surprised with how well the cooked ornaments look. Yay! Here is my attempt at decorating a couple of them just to show a finished product. I don't have any fun decorating stuff like glitter or shiny paint (or any paint for that matter)... so I used Sharpie markers... guess I might have to get over my craft-ineptness and get some supplies on hand!
I'm trying to decide if I'm going to let the girls decorate theirs, or decorate them more myself, or make their hands into snowmen like this craft I found on Pinterest
Besides the ornaments, I have two back-up crafts that I might change my mind and do...
Making this wall hanging with more of a Christmas background or changing it slightly to make a Christmas Ornament