The recipe & method I used was:
- 1 cup plain flour, 1 cup salt, and 1/2 a cup water
- combine together in a bowl, to a pliable dough
- roll out
- use cutters to make Christmas shapes (not forgetting to put holes in them to put ribbon through!)
- place on a baking tray and bake on the lowest heat for around 3 hours, or until hard.
I didn't get around to painting them straight away, but obviously you need to let them cool first before you do this - I just used your standard poster paints - and then they need sealing. For this I used PVA glue, but I think next time I will use varnish as the glue kept 'rolling' up and it spoiled a couple of them - especially the footprint - which I was disappointed with but I just left it in the end as I was being a pregzilla and getting frustrated. I would also use glitter next time, too. I then threaded different ribbons through them, and this is the finished result!
I'm quite pleased with them for a first attempt. What do you think?
Next on my agenda is paper snowflakes. Have you done any Christmas crafts this year?