Thursday, December 23, 2010

Logs on the fire, fill me with desire....

Is it me, or are these songs getting worse and worse?
There really are so many horrible lyrics to choose from, that it's difficult to narrow it down to just one.

A sampling of this week's festivities:Obviously, this is a gingerbread house.
Not so obviously, these are salt dough ornaments, which are really yummy looking but not very tasty. Every time I saw them sitting on the counter waiting to be colored, I had to resist from biting into one
This was the first year we made ornaments from salt dough and now I'm wishing we had done it before-it was so easy and fun!

Salt Dough Recipe

1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup warm water
1/2 T vegetable oil
1/2 T lemon juice

Preheat oven to 200 degrees. Mix all ingredients together. If it's too sticky, add more flour. Knead for about 5 minutes and then roll out on floured surface. Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and use a plastic straw to make a hole at the top of each ornament for hanging. Place on a greased cookie sheet. Cook ornaments for about 2 hours or until hardened. Once cooled, color with markers, crayons, or paint. You can add a layer of varnish as well if you want these to last a few years. Remember to put your child's name and the date on the back of the ornaments he/she decorates!!


Covey and Justin said...

I love salt dough but it will crumble and get nasty if you put it in the attic. We just wrapped a box with Christmas paper and keep it in the top of the closet.

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