Gingerbread Salt Dough Garland **25 Days of Christmas Play**
Day 14 of 25 Days of Christmas Play
I've had this batch of salt dough mixed up (only the dry ingredients just waiting for a great day to make some ornaments. I wanted to try Gingerbread Scented Salt Dough for an added Christmas-y smell. We had the chance to mix this up yesterday and luckily, my nephew was here to help us play...
Babies love playing in dough!
Little Guy was so excited to help me mix it all together.
Use your basic salt dough recipe and add the extra spices to make it extra special :)
2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
2 tsp cinnamon
2 tsp nutmeg
2 tsp allspice
1 cup of warm water
mix the dry ingredients together (store it for a week like us, if you need to!). Stir in the water. Knead the dough on a flat surface for 10-ish minutes ( less is ok if babies/Little Boys are anxiously waiting to play :)
I've seen recipes that say let it stand for 20 min before rolling, but we dove right in.
I got the cinnamon allspice, and nutmeg at the dollar store to use just for (inexpensive) scented projects like this one...
Mix it all up...
And knead it for a few minutes.
I had lots of help on the kneading :)
Roll it out...
I had the babies make their hand prints for ornaments. So cute!
Little Guy looooved using a straw to poke holes to hang the gingerbread men. A few of them have a couple of extra holes...
It does look pretty fun, doesn't it :)
All ready to go into the oven...
I baked them on 300 for 3 hours. The house smelled AMAZING!
We strung it on pretty ribbon and hung in the tree. I love our little many-holed Gingerbread man garland!
We tried the garland strung along our banister where our stockings are, too (no fireplace in our house!)
Big Sister gave it her seal of approval..."That looks very awesome, Mom!"
This was a fun multi-sensory Christmas Play activity for all ages. I, for one, loved the cinnamon-ey smell in the house all day!