MERRY LITTLE BATMAN Christmas Tree Ornament Activity!
DIY Salt Dough Ornaments: A Batty Christmas Craft
To celebrate MERRY LITTLE BATMAN coming to Prime Video I'll show you how to create your own unique ornament using a simple and versatile material: salt dough. Get ready to unleash your creativity and bring a touch of whimsy to your Christmas decor with these adorable bat-shaped ornaments. So grab your apron, dust off your crafting supplies, and let's dive into the magical world of salt dough ornaments!
To create Salt Dough Ornaments, you only need three simple ingredients that are likely already in your pantry:
- Flour: Begin with four cups of all-purpose flour.
- Salt: Use table salt to help preserve the ornaments.
- Water: Warm water is essential to bring the dough together.
In addition to these ingredients, you'll need a few items from the craft store:
- Acrylic paint (Yellow & Black)
- Craft varnish
- Paint brushes and BATMAN cookie cutter
- Toothpicks or straws (to create holes for stringing)
- Thread, ribbon, or twine
Here are the steps to make Salt Dough Ornaments:
1. Whisk the flour and salt together, gradually adding in the water.
2. Roll out the dough on a floured work surface.
3. Use cookie cutters to create various shapes and poke a hole in each ornament.
4. Bake the ornaments in a preheated oven until they harden.
5. Decorate the ornaments and seal them with varnish. Thread a string through each hole.
If you properly seal the ornaments with craft varnish, they can last for decades!
Here is the recipe with specific measurements:
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 ½ cups warm water
1. Gather all the ingredients and preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
2. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour and salt until well combined. Gradually stir in the water, about 1/2 cup at a time, until a dough forms. When it becomes difficult to stir with a spoon, use your hands to mix it.
3. Transfer the dough to a floured work surface and knead until it becomes soft and pliable.
4. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/8 inch and use Batman-shaped cookie cutters to create the ornaments.
5. Place the dough shapes on ungreased cookie sheets and use a toothpick to make a hole in each ornament for hanging.
6. Bake in the preheated oven for about 1 hour, switching racks halfway through, or until the ornaments harden.
7. Remove from the oven and let them cool to room temperature. Decorate as desired with acrylic paint and craft varnish to preserve. Thread a string through each hole.
8. Get creative with the decorations and enjoy a festive and "batty" Christmas!
MERRY LITTLE BATMAN
This Christmas, Damian Wayne wants to be a Super Hero like his dad—the one and only Batman. When Damian is left home alone while Batman takes on Gotham's worst Super-Villains on Christmas Eve, he stumbles upon a villainous plot to steal Christmas and leaps at the chance to save the day.
Merry Little Batman is produced by Warner Bros. Animation and based on characters from DC, featuring the voices of Yonas Kibreab, Luke Wilson, James Cromwell, and David Hornsby, and is directed by Mike Roth (Regular Show) from a screenplay by Morgan Evans (Teen Titans Go!) and Jase Ricci (Batman: The Doom That Came to Gotham). Roth also serves as executive producer, alongside Sam Register (Looney Tunes Cartoons).