Sunday, December 22, 2013

salt dough christmas decorations

Sparkly star, beaded necklace and Christmas bell.
Me and the big one cutting out the Christmas shapes.
Mistletoe, snowman and stocking.

While the little one napped, me and the big boy made salt dough Christmas decorations. We rolled the dough and cut them in to shapes and left them in the oven on very low for almost 3 hours. I used this recipe and added a tablespoon of cinnamon spice so they smelled "christmasy" but I think that defeats the problem of ants. We do have a major indoor ant problem at the moment! At first we used glitter glue but it was not very effective. After they dried we brushed kids craft glue on the shapes and then poured loose glitter and they came out brilliant. We painted the snowman white before adding glitter so the shape was more defined. The decorations are so beautiful on our tree.

Wishing everyone a Merry Xmas! Stay cool in all this heat and drive safe if you have to travel.  I'll be on a little break but I will still check my favourite blogs for a night cap read.

See you all in the New Year!



  1. Merry Christmas Zena! How well I remember those days of making salt dough with the kids. Treasure those times as the children grow so quickly. Lovely decorations!

    1. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you Nanna Chel. Yes, the years seem to be flying by now. Words to remember, thank you.