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MAKE: Salt Dough Tutorial by Zoe Grant of www.inspiredcelebration.co.uk


Get the kids involved in making some wonderful festive decorations this year with this quick and easy to follow recipe and celebrate the joy of a more personal handmade Christmas.


For superfast decorations, these can be cooked in a microwave; if you have more time, they can be baked slowly in a conventional oven.


This recipe makes approximately 10 shapes.


Ingredients: • 1 cup plain flour • ½ cup salt • ½ cup water


You will also need: • Mixing bowl • Extra flour (for kneading)


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• Rolling pin • Biscuit / pastry cutters • Greaseproof paper • Paints, glue, glitter etc to embellish • Clear varnish • Ribbon or string (if making hanging decorations)


Instructions: 1. Preheat the oven to 130C / Gas1/2, if using. 2. Put the flour and salt into a bowl and add the water slowly whilst mixing with your hands. 3. Once evenly combined, knead


for about ten minutes to form a soft, pliable ball. 4.


If the dough is too crumbly, add


a little more water; if the dough is too sticky, add a little more flour. 5. Roll the ball of dough out to about 1-2 cm thickness on a lightly floured board. 6. Cut shapes out using biscuit


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