Salt Dough Magnets and Ornaments

Salt Dough Recipe

(I see you're skipping dinner ...)

2 cups flour (go cheap, save the Bob's Red Mill for eating)
1 cup table salt (not kosher, not sea salt, you want fine grain)
3/4 cup water

Mix it up (I just use my hands). Roll it out with a rolling pin on a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters for ornaments. Punch a hole with a straw for stringing. Put on a parchment lined baking sheet at 200 degrees for about 20 minutes, flipping over halfway through. Test with your fingertips for firmness. OR sculpt into any not-too-heavy shape you like. Embed a disc-magnet into the back and poof! magnet. Paint with acrylic. Or a little mod modge and glitter if you're into that kind of thing (which I AM). Or keep em naked and see who's the first to try to eat one.

Now ... PHOTOS!

pumpkin and ghost Christmas ornaments

pink ghost ornament with silver sparkles

in mommy's "race" shirts

ninjabread gone sour

put the magnet in as flat as possible before baking, no need to glue

In particular I love the simple pink dot by the artist, Magnolia.

Though I'm also a fan of the simple pink M on the artist's self-portrait.


Bonnie Weeks said…
My mom made these all the time when I was a kid! This is a great idea. Thanks for reminding me.
And it's truly a year round craft idea. The dough takes minutes to make and keeps the kiddos artfully happy for hours. :0)
Yvonne said…
Aww... I made these when I was a kid! How fun!
OrangeMew said…
What a great callback to our own childhood memories, continued on to the next generation- so great that you remember these. These have so much story.
To be honest, I didn't remember them until AFTER I saw a print out that a co-worker had left on the printer with her own recipe. But now I'll never forget. Until I forget of course.
Gwynne said…
Salt dough is such fun and so easy to make. You guys made some cool items.

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