With this being Pippa’s first Christmas, I though it would be nice to make an ornament for her. Mike thought I was crazy for doing this, so one afternoon when he was at the library, Pippa and I had arts and crafts time.
I mixed up some salt dough (2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, 1 cup water) and kneaded the dough on the kitchen counter. I rolled out the dough, about 1/4-inch thick. I didn’t have a circle cookie cutter large enough for Pippa’s paw, so I used a 1-cup measuring cup.
I placed the circles of dough onto a cookie tray lined with parchment paper.
Then Pippa got to help. Luckily, she was napping. I was able to scoop her up and press her paw into the dough before she even had a chance to be uncooperative.
Then I used the end of a straw to make a hole in the ornament for a ribbon.
The ornaments baked at 300 degrees for about 45 minutes. After they cooled, I painted them with red and white acrylic paint. I used a fine-tip permanent marker to write on the back.
This will be the only ornament on our mini-tree this year, but I’m sure it it will be joined by many others… just as soon as Pippa learns the difference between a chew toy and an ornament.