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December 22, 2018

Salt Dough Ornaments and Christmas Traditions

I decided to take this week off work so I was home with Hudson and I knew I wanted to do all the Christmas-y things together! I remember growing up make ing handmade ornaments and decorating Christmas cookies to give to family and friends and also eat (’cause, duh, i was a kid) and now that H is getting older and enjoys making crafts I knew I wanted to do some of those with our time together.

We also watched Christmas movies each night and made popcorn. It was a huge hit! We started with Home alone and continued on with Elf, Frosty the snowman, Home Alone 2, and Charlie Brown Christmas. My hubs and I kept laughing at home weird it felt to re-watch these films as adults and now share them with our own child. Is this what being a parent feels like? For sure called my Mom and thanked her for sharing these with me and my brothers growing up and how I was feeling all the feels experiencing these movies and Christmas traditions with my first child.

Anyway, my friend Elyse shared a salt dough ornament recipe on instagram and I really wanted to try it with H. He loved making Christmas cookies so I figured this would be a hit! I made the dough while he was down for his nap so when he woke up, we got to roll it out and he did a few imprints of his hand and then also played with the extra dough and used cookie cutters to make a few trees and gingerbread men. I knew the next day they would be ready and it would be another fun activity for him to decorate them for gifts.

Salt Dough Recipe!
2 cups flour
1 cup salt
3/4 cup water
(If too dry, add water. If too wet, add flour.) Shape, imprint, or cookie cut….then use a straw to make a hole for stringing. 
Bake at 250 for 2 hours and let cool!

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