Baby’s First Crafts :: Baby’s First Christmas

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I love, love, LOVE Christmas!! I had such a hard time choosing one craft to do for Baby’s First Christmas. I will probably end up doing more while we’re visiting family over the holidays. That’s allowed, right?!

I have always wanted to try a salt dough craft. I finally took the plunge and tried it. It didn’t come out perfectly, but it was super-easy! I could have cut the recipe in half and still had plenty of dough to accomplish the intended purpose too—just a tip.

Salt Dough Recipe:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 3/4 cups boiling water

Mix salt and flour together in a bowl. Gradually add hot water. Mix together gently until a dough forms. (Make sure it isn’t sticky!)

salt dough mixture

Roll out the dough to your desired thickness. Make your design/imprint in the dough.

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Let air dry overnight then bake it in the oven for 3 hours at 120° F. Air dry for another day. Paint with acrylic paint. (You can then seal it with a waterproof sealant if desired.)

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I decided to commemorate our son’s little mistletoes! He wasn’t sure what to think of sticking his feet in the dough, but it definitely turned out cute! You can easily make this a tree ornament—for keeping or for gifting!

mistletoes

Merry Christmas!

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Born and raised in Illinois (no, not Chicago!), Kayla moved to Nashville in 2011. Even though she's still a country girl at heart, she loves Nashville and all it has to offer. Kayla and her husband, Tony, just welcomed their first baby in January. After working with special needs students in a Nashville public school for 2 1/2 years, she is so excited to now be a stay-at-home mom and take their son, Caysen, out and about to discover everything Nashville has for young families. You can get your baby picture fix by following Kayla on twitter (@C_F_Hippie) and instagram (countryfriedhippie) and learn way too much about her day to day life on her blog Country Fried Hippie.

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