It’s almost Thanksgiving here in the States so that means it’s time to fill your calendars with family, food and crafts :) These adorable Salt Dough Napkin Holders are not only a pretty way to set the table but also super fun to make! My boys are only 3 and 5 and they did almost everything here. I found the salt dough “recipe” at Imperial Sugar. They have a whole section of their site dedicated to holiday crafting and baking with your kids, not to mention a million great recipes. They also have free coloring and activity sheets for your kids to do over the break!
- 2 cups salt
- 1 cup water, divided
- 1 cup cornstarch
- Tin foil covered baking sheet
- Red, yellow and orange food coloring
- Leaf shaped cookie cutter
In a bowl, mix the remaining 1/2 cup of water with the cornstarch until smooth.
Add the cornstarch mixture to the salt mixture. Return the saucepan to the stove and cook, stirring constantly over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens into the consistency of stiff mashed potatoes.
Turn mixture out onto a glass plate and cover with a damp towel.
Allow to cool, then divide dough into 3 equal parts. Add red food coloring to one, yellow to the second and orange (often a combination of red and yellow) to the third batch.
Bake the leaves on a tin foil lined baking sheet at 250 degrees for 2-3 hours until completely hard.
Let cool, then attach to cloth napkins with ribbon, twine, or tulle.
The boys and I had so much fun making these!! They even helped me set the table for our Friendsgiving that we are having this week. It will be a cute little favor to take home too! Hope you all have a fun and safe Thanksgiving!
This post was sponsored by Imperial Sugar, all thought and opinion are my own.