Real story - we needed pressies for all the teachers for all the programs and we didn't have time or enough sugar to bake treats for everyone. Instead, we made this great no cook salt dough recipe, played like playdough and then baked the kids creations.
One craft covers a LOT of gifts! For the non-crafty mom, this is a solid way to get the homemade points with relatively little effort.
Recipe for Easy no-cook Salt "dough"
Stir together 2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 1/2 cups cold water (maybe a bit less), 2 Tbsp oil.
Stir until a soft dough forms. Then knead, roll and cut into shapes.
Use your cookie cutters to make all kinds of Christmas shapes - stockings, gingerbread men, Christmas trees, stars, and snowflakes!
Bake 300 degrees for about an hour. You can add food colouring to the water or you can paint when cool.
If you paint, spray with shellac or nail polish when dry to help keep the paint from peeling.
momstown Winnipeg had great fun with this project too during a Christmas event this season!
This is a super project for so many reasons and we did use it to make cars & trains for a birthday party as well!