One of our spring break crafts was to make salt dough egg ornaments. (Found the idea at designmom.com) We made our favorite salt dough recipe:
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water (I add a smidge more water if the dough is a little crumbly)
Roll out the dough to a consistent height (about 1/4 in) and then use an egg shaped cookie cutter to cut them out. Use a straw to punch a whole in the top. Lay on parchment paper on a cookie sheet and bake at 300 degrees for an hour or an hour and a half (until the dough is hard). Once the dough is cooked and cooled – start painting. You can paint with a brush or go the easy route and spray paint them like we did. Then using a paint pen (we used an oil based paint marker made by Sharpie – found at Home Depot and also at Joanns) make all sorts of fun designs. What I love about this is it is kid-friendly and age appropriate for young and old. In no time we had a wide variety of designs ready to go. I originally planned on hanging them on our Easter tree – but I like them just as much hung as a garland above our piano. We’ll have to make some more to go on the tree!