Dough For Holiday Ornaments

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Jo Zimny Recipe
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Albuquerque, NM (pop. 545,852)
Member Since Apr 2010
Jo's notes for this recipe:
I put this under breads because I had to choose a category for this recipe for it to post. They are not edible once done so please don't eat them!!! These are fun to make with your kids too.
Just "make, bake and decorate".
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Place dry ingredients into a bowl, add the water and oil, then stir till blended.
Once the dough holds together make it into a ball and knead it with your hands to make a smooth texture.
Place the dough on a cutting board and using a rolling pin, roll the dough out into a pancake shape. Role it out a bit thicker than you would for regular cut out cookies.
Using cookie cutters, your fingers or a knife if you're skilled enough cut out the shapes you want.
Punch or carve out a hole into the top of the ornament so you can put a thread or metal hanger through it to hang on the tree or where ever you feel like putting it.
Bake at 250'F for 1-2 hours.
Once cooled paint with the water based paints. I'd use acrylic paint on these. You can also use clear glue and use glitter as well.
Thread a string, ribbon or metal hook through the hole and hang on your place of choice. These are reusable..
Have fun!

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user Donna Roth LuvnMom - Sep 3, 2010
Another crafty fun recipe. Will have to try it with my kids.
user Jo Zimny EmilyJo - Sep 4, 2010
This one you can bake and once it hardens it is paintable. Just don't drop them, they can break or chip. Hope you enjoy them!
user Bonnie Difino Bonnie55 - Apr 17, 2011
This is a great. I have done Christmas ornaments with a similar recipe. However, I will try it with the vegetable oil. I also use the smaller size paper clips cutting them with a wire cutter to make a hanger that is inserted into the dough before baking. This gives you the 'hook' to use your ornament hangers easily.
user Jo Zimny EmilyJo - Apr 28, 2011
This sounds great Bonnie, I like your idea with the paper clips. I've found some hooks to hang ornaments are too flimsy, bet these aren't.
user Bonnie Difino Bonnie55 - Apr 29, 2011
Not flimsy at all. In fact they work better than the hooks on the store bought type ornament. My granddaughter thought it was great because she got to use my small wire cutters that I use for crafting. They also give you something to hold while you paint them.

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