This weekend I made a cute Christmas ornament that I am giving all of the grandparents and LAS's great-grandmother. They are dough Christmas ornaments. I remember making them as a child. I cut out circles and did Lu's hand print. They turned out pretty good, for homemade. You can also cut out Christmas shapes, or do whatever you like. It is very easy. Here is the recipe:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup salt
Mix together and then knead the dough. You may knead the dough for about 10 minutes to get it to the right consistency. It shouldn't be too sticky or it won't work. Make sure you flour up your hands before you get too messy. Roll flat on some wax paper and then just cut into your shapes. Bake on 250 for 2 hours. Once they are cooled you can paint them. I used acrylic spray paint just to seal it and make it shiny. PS-Tip, use a straw to cut out the circle for the string.
This is how ours turned out. The recipe made four ornaments. I used a Sharpie to write her name and year.
Then Phillip thought that it would be fun for her to play with a frozen loaf of bread. She loved it. I wish you could have heard her squealing.