Don't go eating these festive ornaments!
We're sorry for the later post, but we thought it would be fun to post something that will give you lots of heads up on how to create these fun ornaments just in time for the EASTER BUNNY!
Supplies Needed for Salt Dough Easter Eggs Salt Dough Recipe
4 cups all purpose flour
1 cup salt
1.5 cups warm water
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Combine all of your ingredients and knead for 10 minutes. If your dough is too dry add a little bit more water in and continue to knead.
Easter Egg cookie cutter
Mod Podge (glossy) or a spray for a durable finish
Gold twine for hanging
Directions to Make Salt Dough Easter Eggs
Once you’re done making your salt dough, follow these steps to turn them into your Easter egg ornaments.
1. First, make your dough. Following the instructions above!
2. Once you’re done kneading, roll out the dough to about 1/2 cm in thickness.
3. Using an Easter egg cookie cutter make your ornaments and place them on a baking sheet.
Tip: Use a non-stick baking sheet so your ornaments do not stick.
Bake for 1-2 hours. If your ornaments are still doughy, put back in for another hour. (It will depend on your thickness how long you need to bake for. The thinner ornaments will take less time but thicker may take more).
If you encounter too much puffing, roll out thinner ornaments and this will help reduce the puffing. If the ornament is still a bit doughy, bake for longer or let sit out a few days to harden before decorating. The thickness of the dough will determine how long you have to bake them for. You can also raise the temperature up to 325 degrees Fahrenheit but do this gradually as they may start to puff up.
*Don’t forget to add a hole for hanging before baking! You can use a straw at the top of the Easter egg to make a hole.
4. Once completely dry, paint your Easter eggs. Get creative here and paint them however you like!
5. Once you are done, don’t forget to seal with either mod podge or a clear glaze spray. Adults should do the spraying and always follow directions of the product chosen. Sealing the final ornaments will help stop them from cracking in a few years.
6. For extra decoration, add some glue to your salt dough Easter eggs and then pour glitter on top. Shake off any excess glitter.
7. Then add some gold twine for hanging.