Posted by Lori:
This cute little Santa was made from salt dough, then painted using acrylic paints and slick paints. It was made by my youngest son, Tyler. The handprint shape was made using a handprint cookie cutter. Be sure to make the hole in the top before the dough dries.
2 cups of plain flour (I used a little bit of whole wheat flour to give it a darker look - maybe 1/2 cup)
1 cup table salt
1 cup water
1 Tablespoon vegetable oil
In medium mixing bowl, combine flour and salt. Mix well. Add oil and water, mixing into a soft dough. Add a little more flour if it seems too sticky or a little more water if too dry. Remove from bowl and knead for 10 minutes. Roll out onto lightly floured surface to about 1/2 inch thick. Cut with cookie cutters or form into desired shapes. Poke hole in top if wanting to hang after drying. Transfer to baking sheet or cooling rack. Allow to air dry for a day or two. To speed up drying, place in warm oven for a few hours. Paint ornaments as desired.
Note: Tyler also recently wrote his own recipe in his 1st grade class about how to cook a turkey. To see this recipe, click here.Pin It Now!