easy easter craft: thin blue line egg ornaments

Have y’all ever made salt dough before? It’s such a simple way to make small crafts or decor, and uses only three ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry-flour, salt, and water!

I tweaked this Easter craft to have a thin blue line theme, but you could also just make these plain ole spring-y Easter eggs! Or, choose a different shape entirely-it’s up to you! Get creative with how you decorate them and hang them. Use your kiddos fingerprints! Hang them on a wreath! The possibilities are endless. Yay for easy and fun quarantine crafts!

The salt dough recipe is super simple: 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, and 1/2 cup water. One batch makes about 8 “eggs”. Multiply it as needed!

Simply add all your “ingredients” and stir/knead until the dough feels kind of like sugar cookies, but a little bit stickier. Roll it out to your desired thickness (about 1/4 inch or so) then cut out your shapes! You can use cookie cutters, a cup, freehand a shape with a knife, or get creative with whatever else you have handy. Make sure to cut a hole in the top before baking (I used a straw) so that you can hang them.

Transfer the shapes to a baking sheet and “bake” at 250* for about 1 1/2 hours-2 hours. The dough will become hard, but you don’t want the top to turn golden like you would a cookie. And speaking of cookies-much to the disappointment of my officer, these are NOT edible 😉

After your ornaments have cooked and cooled, it’s time to decorate! I used water colors, acrylic paint, stickers, and markers. It’s quarantine-whatever you have on hand works! The beauty of this craft is that you don’t need to go to the store to get anything.

After the paint has dried, thread a string (or ribbon, or twine) through the ornament, and voila! Hang them on branches to make an “Easter Tree”, hang them on a wreath on your front porch, hang them on a window…wherever you need a little Easter cheer!

If you make these, tag me @ammoandgrace so I can see your creations! Happy Easter, friends!

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