Members Area
Countdown to Christmas --
Visit My Merry Christmas on Facebook!   Visit My Merry Christmas on Twitter!   Get My Merry Christmas on RSS
Navigation » Merry Forums of My Merry Christmas > Christmas Hands-On > Christmas Decorations > Projects » Microwave Salt Dough Ornaments


  Log-in
  Register



















» Stats
Members: 9,972
Threads: 53,430
Posts: 600,935
Top Poster: xmas365 (149,408)
Welcome to our newest member, LightsNXS
» Recent Comments
Hot Cocoa or Hot Chocolate: A Matter of Taste
It's hard to find good writing now a days. But you have done a great job with all these sharing hot Cocoa and hot Chocolate. That's interesting. Thanks for sharing.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
My top favorite Christmas Sitcoms: All from M*A*S*H , Happy Days, Laverne and Shirley. Step By Step - I'll Be Home For Christmas
His Name is Bud
love this story! Thanks for sharing your memories.
The Best of Christmas Sitcoms
Here are my top 10: (in no particular order) All 3 M*A*S*H Christmas episodes they made: Dear Dad Dear Sis Death Takes a Holiday The Bob Newhart Show: His Busiest Time I'm Dreaming of a...
Tips for Buying a Fresh Tree
I will do that fresh cut of the trunk.....that was my problem last Christmas.....the tree lost so many needles....even tho it was fresh....the problem was....since I didnīt cut the trunk....the tree...
» Random Entries
Bells The Magi
By MMC Editor
05-29-2002 10:56 PM
Last post by MartinGibbs
12-07-2012 03:01 PM
70,074 Views  1 Posts
Year Round Christmas...
By MMC Editor
06-02-2002 08:42 PM
Last post by Stnicholas01
07-18-2013 01:47 PM
47,753 Views  3 Posts
Christmas in the South...
By MMC Editor
06-02-2002 09:15 PM
46,049 Views  0 Posts
Seeing Christmas...
By MMC Editor
05-31-2002 09:16 PM
49,936 Views  0 Posts
Santa Everywhere
By MMC Editor
06-13-2002 04:15 PM
43,653 Views  0 Posts
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 10-01-2008, 10:34 PM
chrismom's Avatar
chrismom chrismom is offline
Merry Forums Mistletoe Hanger
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Michigan
Posts: 49
Thanks: 0
Thanked 24 Times in 9 Posts
chrismom has shown a merry dispositionchrismom has shown a merry disposition
Microwave Salt Dough Ornaments

I found this project on the internet a few days ago. I did it with my son using halloween cookie cutters turned out good. Instead of paint I let my son use finger paints. it may come off but being he is only 2 I felt it would be best.

Supplies:
4 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1-1/2 cups of hot water
holiday cookie cutters
decorations - glitter, paint, beads, etc

Directions:

1. Half of the dough recipe featured above is enough to make all the ornaments shown above, plus some extras. You will also need paint in red, green, white, and gold, plus green glitter paint, and trims such as iridescent stars, pom poms, mini candy cane erasers, and glitter chenille stems.

2. Use Christmas cookie cutters to cut a variety of snowmen, Christmas trees and stars. Use a toothpick to make a hole for hanging, being sure to make the hole a little larger than you will want as they tend to close when baking.

3. Microwave a plate of your ornaments for 2 to 4 minutes, depending on how many ornaments you have on each plate and the size of your microwave. Increase cooking by 2 minute increments until dough appears fairly dry. Let cool.

4. Snowmen: Base coat white. Paint hats black. Use paint or markers for eyes, nose, mouth and buttons. You can also use paint to add a scarf, unless you are using chenille stems. Take one chenille stem and, leaving enough stem to form an arm on the left, wrap the stem around the neck, and form another arm on the right. Cut off excess stem and bend each end in a 1/4" to form hands. Add mini candy cane erasers if desired.

5. Stars: Base coat white or gold. Add green glitter paint, or outline with gold paint or glitter paint, if desired. Glue an iridescent star in the middle of each ornament. Take a chenille stem and, leaving a little extra at the top to form half a loop, bend the stem around each star point, pushing in with your fingers until the stem will retain the star shape. You will find the stem ends at the top with some extra left over. Bend both of these end lengths together to form a hanging loop.

6. Christmas Trees: Base coat green, then re-paint with green glitter paint. Add gold and white accents in a "garland" effect, then use red to add red "balls" to the tree. Glue sparkly pom poms or two iridescent stars glue together on top of the tree if desired.

Suggestions: These are just some of the possibilities for decorating your microwaved salt dough ornaments. This is also a good kid's craft or group project - just microwave several batches of ornaments and provide a variety of paints, markers and embellishments to let everyone excercise creativity. Properly dried the ornaments should last for years.
Reply With Quote
The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to chrismom For This Useful Post:
Courtney (10-01-2008), jollyliz (11-25-2008), Ms_Speedy_Elf (10-02-2008)
  #2  
Old 10-01-2008, 10:39 PM
Courtney's Avatar
Courtney Courtney is offline
Emerging from the Cave
Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 3,949
Thanks: 1,001
Thanked 1,071 Times in 657 Posts
Courtney makes Santa very happyCourtney makes Santa very happyCourtney makes Santa very happyCourtney makes Santa very happyCourtney makes Santa very happyCourtney makes Santa very happyCourtney makes Santa very happyCourtney makes Santa very happyCourtney makes Santa very happyCourtney makes Santa very happyCourtney makes Santa very happy
Thanks! I think I may try this with my daughter.
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 10-02-2008, 02:26 AM
VeryWelshXmasLover VeryWelshXmasLover is offline
Santa Clausologist
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: South Wales, UK
Posts: 913
Thanks: 94
Thanked 148 Times in 121 Posts
VeryWelshXmasLover would be nice to meet under the mistletoeVeryWelshXmasLover would be nice to meet under the mistletoeVeryWelshXmasLover would be nice to meet under the mistletoeVeryWelshXmasLover would be nice to meet under the mistletoeVeryWelshXmasLover would be nice to meet under the mistletoeVeryWelshXmasLover would be nice to meet under the mistletoeVeryWelshXmasLover would be nice to meet under the mistletoeVeryWelshXmasLover would be nice to meet under the mistletoeVeryWelshXmasLover would be nice to meet under the mistletoeVeryWelshXmasLover would be nice to meet under the mistletoeVeryWelshXmasLover would be nice to meet under the mistletoe
Great Stuff. I was going to so Salt Dough Decs anyway - but I shall try this method too Thanks!!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 10-02-2008, 05:08 AM
Ms_Speedy_Elf Ms_Speedy_Elf is offline
Dang Near Santa Himself
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 2,537
Blog Entries: 2
Thanks: 372
Thanked 399 Times in 297 Posts
Ms_Speedy_Elf has disabled reputation
I too plan to make dough ornament's to hang on my tree ,so I may try this method as well. Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 10-02-2008, 07:37 AM
JanaBanana's Avatar
JanaBanana JanaBanana is offline
*The Christmas Queen* -- Hostess, Real Halloween.com

Last Achievements
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,294
Thanks: 1,241
Thanked 1,111 Times in 545 Posts
JanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the treeJanaBanana you could wrap up and put under the tree
thanks
__________________

Đ♥Jana's Creations♥
{My photography Blog}
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Year Round Christmas Radio -- Listen now!

Listen to Kringle Radio via...

Winamp
Windows Media


Click to listen now!


Listen to the Merry Podcast NOW

Christmas Fans -- Ranking the Best of Christmas









2012 Founder's Award