When I was a kid I spent a lot of time making s Roadmap To Genius – Improve Intelligence & Iq alt-dough ornaments to give to various relatives, neighbors and friends as Christmas gifts. We also hung lots of them on our trees. They were and still are a great thing to do with kids in those ever increasing dark hours after school but before dinner in the last few weeks before Christmas.
But though our salt-dough ornaments graced our tree for YEARS (shellacked well, they seemed to never look the worse for wear even after spending the summers in our sweltering, humid attic in New Jersey…however, the first year my parents moved to Florida the ornaments failed to survive the elements and were a gooey, moldy mess upon opening the box of decorations come Christmas-time) I never considered how when done simply, they can truly fit into a modern home's Christmas decor.
With nothing but some cookie cutters, a red pen and some bakery twine, these snowflakes are transformed into a festive garland.
These fun tags were created with rubber stamps and truly have a modern yet vintage vibe to them.
And I just love these sweet little message medallions:
I encourage you to try this with your kids in the remaining days we have…and just for fun…here is the recipe we have used for years as printed in my nursery school cookbook circa. 1980…because part of the fun in making these as a kid was reading the recipe:
Did you ever make salt-dough ornaments?