It’s Kids Kitchen Time! With Easter just around the corner, today’s fun activity is creating festive Salt Dough Easter Egg Ornaments!
Salt dough can be used to create all sorts of shapes. Once salt dough is dry, the dough is hard and paintable so your art can last for years!
- Salt dough – you need about a batch or two
- Egg shape cutter
- Rolling pin
- Baking sheets
- Acrylic paint or spray
- String of your choice – you can use ribbon or twine!
Salt Dough Recipe
You can follow your favorite salt dough recipe or use the following:
Add 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt and 1/2 cup water in to a large mixing bowl. Stir together all three ingredients until a dough forms. You can knead the dough a couple times to help make it smoother. Once you have your dough roll it out to about 1/4 inch thick and create your egg shapes.
Prepare the parchment-covered baking sheets to place your salt dough eggs on. After putting your eggs on the sheets take a straw and make holes at the top so that you can hang the ornaments. Then bake at 250F for 2 hours.
Once the shapes are adequately baked take them out to dry and then let them thoroughly cool. Once they have cooled it’s painting time! You can spray or use acrylic paint to create designs and decorate your eggs.
Be sure to allow the paint to dry so that you don’t mess up your beautiful designs. To further protect the color and design, add a clear coat sealer.
Last but not least, put ribbon or twine through the holes and hang! Now your salt dough easter eggs are finsihed! This will surely get the family in the Spring spirit!