It’s a messy, but fun project that can be quite time consuming, so its best to create the cookies one day or weekend……then decorate the next.
Be sure to have your camera handy for those great keepsake photos.
3 cups all-purpose (plain) flour
3/4 cup salt
3/4 teaspoon powdered alum
1 1/4 cups water
Microwave at 30% or medium low for about 5-10 min or until the tops feel dry, rotating plate and checking ornament every 2 min. (Sometimes I place an identical size pie plate on top of the cookies to help keep them flat during baking.)
Remove ornament to cooling rack, set aside for 24 hrs to complete drying. Paint with water colors or acrylic paints. Glitter paints in tubes work well. You can also coat your ornaments with a coat of clear spray paint once you’re done decorating to give more shine.
Takes lots of pictures of your treasures being made))
Brush off any excess or loose crumbs. Since the shapes we had on this occasion were only gingerbread men, I took a brown acrylic pain and painted both sides of the cookies.
Then using glitter paint in small bottles, the kids decorated the cookies. We did them outside and protected the table with cardboard. We used pieces of red ribbon for ties.