Ornaments of dough (inedible)

Yield: 1 Recipe

Measure Ingredient
2 cups All Purpose Flour
2 cups Water
1 cup Salt
2 tablespoons Cream of Tartar
\N \N Food Coloring
\N \N 6 Loops of String or Wire
\N \N Plastic Bags

LISA CRAWLEY/TSPN

1. Dough- In a medium saucepan, mix together the flour, water, salt, and cream of tartar. 2. Heat on medium heat and stir constantly until the mixture is thick and satiny. 3. Let cool to room temperature. 4.

Divide dough into two parts and place into two plastic bags.

COLORING DOUGH 1.) You decide what food coloring you want to add. Put about ten drops of food coloring into each bag. Then squeeze the dough inside the bag until it is evenly colored. You can add more food coloring, two drops at a time, until the color is as deep as you want.

2.) OR leave the dough uncolored, and later you can paint the finished ornaments with tempera or watercolor paints.

SHAPING 1). Mold into shapes with your hands. 2.) OR flatten the dough, and cut out the shapes with cookie cutters. 3.) Either way, be sure to mold the dough around a looped string or wire so that you will be able to hang the finished ornament.

FINISHING ORNAMENTS 1. Let the dough ornaments dry thoroughly, 24 hours or so. If the weather is damp and the ornaments aren't drying properly, then you may want to dry them in the oven. In that case, dry the ornaments at 200 F for 30 minutes. 2.) Paint the ornaments with tempera or water colors. (Even if you colored the dough, you may want to paint in details.) 3.) If you plan on keeping the ornaments for more than a few weeks, finish by brushing them with clear shellac.

SOURCE: Cooking Wizardry for Kids.

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