Hanmade in Cornwall

Hanmade in Cornwall

Saturday, 24 December 2011

Salt dough fun!

I have wanted to do this for a while. So I decided to give it a go.

2 cups Plain flour
1 cup Salt
1 cup Water

You can use any measuring cup as long as you keep the ratios the same. You can use a mug if you want.
Mix the flour and salt together. Gradually add the water until its a dough. Let the dough stand for 20 minutes.

Roll the dough out on a very floury surface. Use shape cutters to cut shapes.

 Place on greaseproof paper and put in the oven. Put the oven of 60C for 4 hours. I cooked mine for 6 hours. Or you could let them air dry but this would take at least 48 hours. Don't be tempted to turn the over up higher, the start to peel and crack.
 Make them look pretty and add a hole in the top. I used skewers and cocktail sticks. Make sure you make a good size hole for your ribbon. I also used rubber letter stamps to write words onto them.

 When hard, decorate, paint and add ribbons. You can put them on the tree or use them as present tags.

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