DIY Christmas Decorations

Christmas Decorations

DIY Christmas Decorations

These DIY Christmas Decorations were lots of fun to make with the kids and also a gorgeous keepsake for years to come. They enjoyed putting their own unique details on each ornament and poking holes in the top with a straw.

We used a microwave playdough recipe from Kidspot. So much quicker and easier than stirring on the stove. We didn’t add food colouring before we cooked it as I split the batch into 7 pieces to make 7 different colours.

Ingredients

  • food colouring
  • 500ml (2 cups) water
  • 60ml (1 tbsp) oil
  • 1 cup table salt
  • 1 tbsp cream of tartar
  • 2 cups plain flour

Method

1. Make the playdough as per the Kidspot directions on their website.

2. Split up batch into as many colours as you want. Put on gloves and add some food colouring to each portion over the sink. It makes a mess!

3. Roll out the colours and use cookie or playdough cutters to make the base shape. Then add contrasting colours to make different patterns. Poke a hole in the top of each decoration with a straw.

4. Place the decorations on a baking tray lined with baking paper.

5. Put in the oven on very low (120 degrees, without the fan) If the oven is too hot and the fan is on they will puff up and become hollow. The slower and lower temp the better. Ours took about 3 hours.

6. Remove from oven when they lift off the baking paper without sticking to the paper, allow to cool and thread with some string or cotton.

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