I am always looking for fun crafts that my daughter might enjoy. And this year I thought we should do salt dough ornaments. Can you believe that I have never done these before? Well I think this is going to be a new family tradition and we will be doing this every year from now on.
Last weekend my daughter and I made the salt dough ornament recipe and cut out all the shapes. We had a pretty busy week so we did not get a chance to paint them till yesterday, but that is okay once baked these ornaments can sit around till you have time to be creative.
So yesterday some friends called and said they were coming over with there kids and I thought lets paint these suckers. So I set everything up and when the kids got here they got to work decorating the salt dough ornaments. I have to say that after a while they got board and went to go play but would come back from time to time to decorate more. Us parents on the other hand could not resist the urge to decorate ourselves and ended up paining quite a few, it was quite fun!
I really think this would be a great craft for a party, you could bake all the ornaments then set everything up for decorating and let the kids at it. For a birthday just cut shapes out for your theme. The kids will have a blast making there own take home gift!