We have had fun over the last few days making these Easter ornaments out of salt dough. As much fun as it is to dye real eggs, it’s always disappointing when they last only a few days before having to be thrown out. And, since we’re going out of town for Easter this year, we won’t be doing the traditional egg decorating – a perfect opportunity to try something new.
Not having made salt dough in a while, I forgot how easy it is!
See our recipe for salt dough.
Cut out your shapes – we did mostly eggs with a few butterflies, flowers and bunnies.
(The cookie cutters are from the Wilton’s 101 cookie cutter pack – which pretty much has all the seasons covered. We use these a lot.)
We put some holes in them, so we could hang them like ornaments if the magnets didn’t work out. Then we baked them at 200 degrees F for about 4 hours and let cool completely. Now it’s time for paint!(Washable crayola paints work fine).
After letting them dry we attached magnets, some ribbon and googley eyes with a hot glue gun. You could also add sequins, glitter, paper polka dots….whatever. Make sure you use strong magnets.
T can’t wait to give these away, and, unlike some art projects, the grandparents can put these to good use.
Let us know what you think of our Easter salt dough magnets – what will you create with salt dough?