I love making Easter crafts. It's a great sign of spring and you can show them off at Easter dinner. I have some cute Easter/spring cookie cutters, but didn't want to make cookies because they are a bit counterproductive to my weight loss ; ) I decided to try some salt dough - it rolls out and cuts well and makes a semi-permanent decoration you can use for years to come. The Craft Diva helped and offered to model the process.
Salt dough = 1 cup flour, 1 cup salt & 1/2 cup warm water (a little more if you need it). I doubled the recipe for this project.
Mix and knead your dough.
Take a short break to be silly.
Cut the dough with cookie cutters.
Bake at 200 degrees for 1-2 hours or until hard. If you live in a dry climate, you can put them in the sun.
Finished baking. Time to paint with acrylic paints. I used a white glitter/shimmer paint on top of the acrylic, although this is optional. Varnish or use sealant to preserve and shine.
A prettier (and healthier) alternative to chocolate bunnies and Peeps!