An easy-peasy way to get crafty with the kids and make some festive decorations at the same time!
You will need:
- 1 portion of flour
- 1 portion of salt
- up to 2 portions of water
You can decide how big the portions are depending on how many decorations you want! Around a pint of water is enough to make a decent number of decorations but you can always make more if you’re really enthusiastic!
1. Mix all the dry ingredients together in a bowl, then slowly add the water until the mixture forms a dough. If it’s too sticky, add some flour, but keep going until you get a dough that is easy to work and is dry enough that none sticks to your fingers.
2. Roll out the dough on a floured surface.
3. Choose your favourite biscuit cutter or mould: if you want simple shapes such as stars, hearts, trees etc. go for a cutter, and if you want something a bit more ambitious choose a mould with more detail.
4. Push a straw through the dough near the top of each shape so that a ribbon can later be threaded through the hole.
5. Lay the shapes on a baking sheet and cook at 100 degrees C for 2-3 hours, turning half way through if the shapes are thick.
6. When dry, they can be painted and decorated using ordinary paints or metallic acrylics if you want a really special result! Use a little PVA glue when the paint has dried to add glitter, sequins, beads and other embellishments. Thread with raffia or thin ribbon and hang!