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Homemade Napkin Ring

Written by Paulo Martirez on Tuesday, October 02, 2007



These homemade napkin rings are so easy to make even your children can do it themselves. Great to make as gifts to your love ones.

Materials Needed:

• 2 1/2 cups flour
• 1 cup salt
• 1 cup water
• Food coloring, or paint and glitter glue
• Mixing bowls
• Damp cloth
• Wax paper
• Cookie sheet, lightly greased

Instructions:

1. Preheat oven to 325°F.

2. Mix together flour, salt, and water.

3. Let your child knead the dough on a lightly floured board for ten minutes. (Children love kneading dough, and it's great exercise for little hands.)

4. If you're coloring the dough with food coloring, divide the dough into sections, one for each color. Knead the food coloring into each part.

5. Place the different colors of dough in separate bowls. Cover each bowl with a damp cloth for eight hours.

6. Pinch off handfuls of the dough and let your child roll each handful into rounded strips on wax paper.

7. Next, help your child loop the strips into rings. You can also twist two different-colored strips around each other, or braid three together.

8. Place the rings on a lightly greased cookie sheet and bake until hard (about an hour).

9. After baking, place the cookie sheet on a rack to cool.

10. Make sure the rings are completely cool before you decorate them. Your child can use acrylic or tempera paints and glitter glue. Of course, if you've used colored dough, you don't even need to paint them!

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