Now that it is turning cooler outside I think it is safe to say that fall is upon us. With fall comes my favorite time of year. I love crisp fall breezes, leaves rustling, the wonderful pumpkin, apple, spice smells of the season. The majestic beauty of the trees changing colors. It surely is a sight to behold.
A few years ago a friend of mine made us some small pumpkin salt dough ornaments and I thought they were very cute. We used them with mini hay bales and colored leaves for decorations. Well over the years, they have gotten damaged. I thought it would be time to make a batch of them with my children. Very easy to make and looks great decorating your home.
Ingredients that you will need:
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup warm water
- 2 cups white flour, not self-rising
Preheat your oven to 250 degrees. Mix warm water with salt in a mixing bowl until the salt dissolves. Add the flour and mix it by hand.
Next roll the dough into small balls, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter and make the pumpkin ridges with the side of a toothpick.
Poke a hole in the top for the stem. You will make that part later out of a small twig. Or you can try rolling a stem and placing it on the pumpkin, whichever will work for you best.
Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet for 2-2 1/2 hours.
Allow them to completely cool. Then paint with acrylic paints.