Sunday, December 6, 2009

Eco Friendly Non Toxic Christmas Tree Decorations!

I have been searching for some ways to decorate the tree with Eco Friendly natural alternatives and came across this recipe for Christmas Ornament Dough. You can add food coloring or have kids paint them. Very fun. I love the look of natural ornaments!

Another great idea I found while googling was to get everyone in your family to write wishes for the coming year on ribbons and tie them to the tree. Save them from year to so you can see how many of your Christmas dreams came true!

Here's the recipe for Baked Eco Friendly Christmas Tree Ornaments:

Baked Dough for Christmas Ornaments

Materials - flour, salt, vegetable oil, water, paint

Instructions:

  1. Mix together 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt, and 2 tbsp vegetable oil.
  2. Slowly add 3/4 to 1 cup of water and stir until you get a nice clay consistency.

Once completely mixed, make into the desired shapes for different Christmas themes. You can mold shapes, or roll the dough out and use Christmas cookie cutters to shape.

Bake your Christmas ornaments in a 250 degree oven for approximately 1 hour. This will vary depending on how thick you creations are. Paint your finished ornaments.

Hint: Do not make the Christmas ornaments too thick or they will crack with baking.

Warning: Kids should to have an adult to supervise when using an oven.

If you are looking for more dough recipes, please check the playdough recipes. There are a variety of cooked and uncooked doughs there.

Happy Eco Friendly Decorating!

Jenny