Today's project was inspired by the cookie baking going on in our house. :) This project does have quite a bit of "down time" between steps; so it can easily be done over two days or early in the morning and then finished later that afternoon.
The dough can be eaten but it tastes really yucky, and I don't think your child will swallow any little bit that may happen to get in to their mouth.
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup iodized salt
1 cup water
1 tablespoon canola oil (vegetable oil can be substituted)
Acrylic Sealer spray
Pre-Heated oven at 200 degrees F
Step 1: Mix flour and salt together, until well combined. I used my stand mixer with the paddle attachment. If you don't have one, you can use a large bowl with a regular electric mixer or you can do this by hand.
Step 2: Slowly add oil to mixture of flour and salt.
Step 3: Slowly add the water to the flour, salt and oil mixture. It will start to look like little peas, and then it will bind together and make a big mass.
Step 4: Let the dough rest in the fridge for 15 minutes.
Step 5: Place dough between wax paper and roll to 1/4" thick.
Step 6: Use your cookie cutters to cut out desired shapes.
Step 7: Use your straw to make a hole at the top of your shape to hold ribbon later. (You can also use the end of your paintbrush.)
Step 8: Bake ornaments in oven for 2 hours (or until completely dry- will depend on your thickness and size of ornament.)
Step 10: Paint your ornaments how you like! :)
Note: An adult should do this step because of the fumes. Please do this step outside or in a well ventilated area to prevent injury.
Step 12: Thread ribbon through hole at top and tie knot for hanging.
That's it!! :)