Wednesday, March 31, 2010

baked easter ornaments

2 cups white flour
1 cup salt
2 tbs vegetable oil
3/4 - 1 cup of water

Mix together flour, salt, and vegetable oil.
gradually add water and stir until you get a playdough like consistency.

Shape into eggs or leaves, or use festive cookie cutters in the the shape of bunnies, chickens, Australian native animals or birds. Poke holes at the top of each ornament with a toothpick to thread string through.

Bake at 12o˚ C oven for 1 hour (if they are thick leave longer).

Let cool, then paint and decorate.

Because I'm not quite prepared for my 19 month old decorating small things with paint, I separated the soft dough and coloured it with food colouring before letting him shape the ornaments.

Place a small branch in a large vase and decorate.


Sonia said...

What a great idea! Thank you for sharing it with us. I will definitely be doing this with my kids.

Linda said...

such a lovely thing to do, happy easter xx

Angie said...

What a great easy craft! I like the idea of coloring the dough for small kids!

Sarah said...

It's a bit like playdough for big kids. I think this will be a great idea for our holidays. I'll probably have the most fun!

Kristine said...

Beautiful ;)
Great blog and amazing fotographs.
Compliments from Denmark

Jeana Marie said...

What a very sweet tree and fun craft. Hope you and your family have a beautiful Easter time :)


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