Get crafty with this easy activity to make winter decorations using simple ingredients. With a combination of flour, salt, and water, make a dough and cut seasonal shapes that you can bake, paint, and hang around your home.
Note: these decorations may look like cookies, but they’re not edible!
1 ¾ cups flour
½ cup salt
1 cup water
Optional: 1.5 tbsp cinnamon, for color
Pre-heat the oven to 250 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. Set the oven rack to a mid low placement. Mix the flour and salt (and optional cinnamon) in a large bowl. Add the water slowly, mixing until a soft dough forms. You may have to knead the dough to get everything fully mixed. Flour a flat surface and roll out the dough to a ¼ in. thickness. With your favorite cookie cutters, cut out shapes and place them on the lined baking sheet. Using a toothpick, create a hole in the top of each shape. Bake for 2 hours, or until the decorations are hardened. Remove from the oven and let cool completely. Paint as desired.