Glitters! Glitters, perfect for the Holiday season. I personally don't prefer using glitters, but we figured out a way to seal glitters from falling/scattering of the craft. About the glitters pack! Yeah! We got them in the holiday craft supplies package from Craftsprojectideas.com
Have you checked out Craftsprojectideas.com, they have a wonderful collection of Christmas crafts and the products used on the site are all sold at the Kids’ Crafts aisle in Walmart stores.
We reused the dough from the volcano mountain and the baking soda eruption play.
3 cups of flour(we ran out all purpose flour so we used wheat flour, it worked perfectly fine)
1 cup of salt
2 tablespoon cooking oil
1 cup of water
Mix 3 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, and 1 cup of water. knead the dough with 2 tablespoons of cooking oil.
It worked perfectly fine. You can also use the Salt dough recipe.
Salt dough Recipe:
1 cup of flour
1 cup of Salt
1/2 cup of water(add little by little)
Mix the flour and salt. Add the 1 cup of water little by little and Knead into a dough. If it is too sticky then add more flour.
Materials Used:Tempera paint or Acrylic paint
Gloss Lustre Mod Podge
Roll out the dough on a flat surface/Place mat using a rolling pin.
Cut out different shapes using cookie cutters. Poke a hole on top of each shape with a straw so that a ribbon can be threaded later through the hole.
Place the cookie shapes on a Cookie tray and Bake at 250 degree for 2-3 hours or until they are completely moisture free. We did a mistake here, in a hurry I took some of them out and broke few. That made us to let them dry in the air for 24 hrs.
When dry, paint the ornament. We used tempera paint without diluting in water. Ignore the tooth pick impressions, I was trying to be extra crafty:-)
Let the paint dry for few minutes. We painted all the ornaments at a time and started with the first ornament which was little dry by the time. Apply a coat of Mod podge and sprinkle glitter. Shake off the excess.
After finishing all the other ornaments, Apply one more coat of Mod podge on top of the glitters. It helps to seal the glitters. Mod Podge gives a glossy finish too!
Thread with a thin ribbon and hang.