Does anyone have a good recipe for dough ornaments?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by SeaChick, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. SeaChick

    SeaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 25, 2007
    Southern Maine
    We're anticipating a snowstorm (snow day) tomorrow and want to make ornaments like my mom and I made when I was little. I looked on line and there are 1000s of recipes for salt-dough, and bread-dough ornaments. I think the salt dougn is what we made.... but it can't be coarse, we need a very fine, smooth dough to make modeled figures, angels, etc.

    Does anyone have a fool-proof recipe that they care to share?

    Thanks!

    Stacey & Olivia
     
  2. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    1 cup Morton Salt
    2 cups flour
    1 cup water
    Mix salt and flour. Add water a little at a time. Knead 7-10 minutes until dough is smooth and putty like. Roll dough about 1/4 in. thick, then use different shape cookie cutters. Poke hole at top for thread or ribbon. Bake on cookie sheet 325 till light brown. When cool, paint. When paint is dry, varnish.

    I found a recipe for bread dough from Aleene's old craft show. If you want that, let me know. Have fun!
     
    Last edited: Dec 2, 2007

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