Little B loves to help bake and cook, and she loves to play with play dough, so last week she and I made autumnal salt dough ornaments to hang on a “tree.” Plus, I like to keep my seasonal decor very simple, natural, and preferably biodegradable, which means I’m not storing a bunch of plastic pumpkins or fake wreaths the rest of the year. Less clutter = better, as far as I’m concerned.
The project didn’t turn out as pretty as I’d hoped, but B had lots of fun “‘Cooping it up,” by which she means “stirring it up.” She also liked using the cookie cutter. So the project was more about the process than the result. We based ours on this tutorial, except I added food coloring to the dough. I wish I hadn’t, because they ended up looking too floury after we rolled them out. Then we just gathered some sticks and rocks (also toddler fun) to display our ornaments.
*note: our ornaments too waaaay longer to bake/dry out than the tutorial said they would. Maybe I didn’t roll the dough thin enough, not sure.