O, Easter Tree

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What you need for the ornaments: 

  • Egg shaped cookie cutter
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 2 cups of salt
  • 1 cup of water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Rolling pin
  • Flour
  • Baking trays
  • Oven
  • Paint
  • Paper dollies (optional)
  • Something to make a small hole with
 

Salt dough

The great thing about salt dough is that it  lasts. The things you can make from it are endless. One only needs to type it into Pinterest and you will be given a plethora of wonderful ideas for gifts and activities. Go on, I dare you, go have a look. 

 

Instructions:

  1. Put the flour, salt and water in the the mixing bowl and mix until it forms a dough. If it needs more flour or water add accordingly. 
  2. Turn oven on the lowest setting. 
  3. Put flour on a surface and roll out the dough. If you are using paper dollies, gently press them into the dough and then gently pull them off again. Use the cookie cutter to cut us many shapes as you can and place them on a baking tray. They don't need to be spaced as they won't expand in the oven. Using a tool (We used a pen) press into the top of the egg to make a hole.
  4. Put them in the oven for approximately 2-3 hours. Keep an eye on them, when they are ready they will be hard. 
  5. Take them out and let them cool. 
  6. When they are cool it is honestly up to you how you decorate them. We used paint and stickers. 
  7. When they are dried, use some ribbon and hang them up on an Easter tree or make some bunting with them. Either way you have just made beautiful Easter ornaments that you can keep and bring out each year. Not much better then that. 
Result of paper dolly pressing - a beautiful patter one can paint over. 

Result of paper dolly pressing - a beautiful patter one can paint over. 

Patronus A decorating

Patronus A decorating

Patronus A's work

Patronus A's work

Mummies work!

Mummies work!

O, Easter Tree

O, Easter Tree

How lovely are thy branches

Growing up my Mummy always used to put an Easter tree up during the weeks running up to Easter. Little birds, eggs, and bunnies used to grace the branches as they beckoned Spring over in a wave of playfulness. All you need to do is go on a walk, possibly with some secateurs to find yourself a little tree/branch.

We just took a bit off one of the trees in our garden truth be told. I'd had my eye on it for a while. I then filled a glass vase with pine cones and slotted the branch into it. Then we had fun adorning the leafless and flowerless branch with colourful saltdough egg ornaments. It makes for a fab centre piece for your Easter lunch! 

Alternatively, 

if the thought of trying to set up a tree and vase seems too much effort there is no reason why one cant just make these ornaments into bunting. Just as fun.