Salt Dough Thankful Leaves
These are lovely to make together after talking about everything you feel grateful for and would work particularly well for those celebrating Thanksgiving too!
Make leaves from salt dough and write what you are thankful for onto each one. Then use them to decorate a gratitude tree as a family!
- 1 cup plain (all purpose) flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1/2 cup warm water
- gel food colouring or paint
- permanent marker pen
- twine or ribbon
- tree branch
Make & Do:
- Mix the dry ingredients together then slowly add the warm water.
- Mix well and then knead it on a lightly floured surface until it's soft and non-sticky. As with any dough, you can adjust slight problems by adding a little more flour if it's too sticky and a little more water if too crumbly.
- Roll the dough until it's about 1-2 cm thick then use leaf shaped cookie cutters to cut small leaves.
- Put these straight onto a baking sheet and then use a straw to make a hole in each one, ready for stringing a ribbon through later.
- Dry in the oven on a very low heat, approximately 100 degrees C (around 210 F) for 2-3 hours.
- Once ready, talk about what you are thankful and write a word onto each leaf.
- Then thread some twine or ribbon through each hole, tie in a loop and hang them from a branch to make a tree of thankfulness!
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