Here is the recipe for salt dough:
1 cup salt
2 cups flour
1 cup warm water
Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl and kneed until play doh consistency. Roll out, cut and out with cookie cutters. I used stamps to decorate, but you could also let it dry completely and paint on them.
Below are gift tags that I made. Be sure to cut the holes on the top with a straw before the dough dries. Drying can take up to three days. You could do it in the oven at a very low temperature (200 degrees) but the ornaments will puff up a little.
Update: I have received many questions about where how i stamped the text. I used rubber stamps similar to these ones here on amazon. To color the stamps I used a stamp pad for some and just a crayola marker for others.
|Left image are the stamps I used. Purchased at the dollar section from Michaels.|
The two ornaments on the far right that have the little indent are thumb prints of my daughter and nephew.
|Stamping before cutting the shape out makes it much easier.|
|Let the kids make some too!|
|The one on the left is dry. I was a little surprised at the texture after it dried. My friend came over and asked me if he could eat one.|