In "Wonderful Welcome," a Tapestry of Faith program
Ingredients for Salt Dough Decorations
Food coloring or natural spices that have color, such as cocoa powder, cinnamon, curry powder, paprika, turmeric or saffron
Acrylic paint and paintbrushes
Small gift bags and ribbons to tie them
Optional: Postcards, business cards, or other small items printed with the name of your congregation.
This dough is pliable and can be formed to make many different shapes. Once it hardens, it can immediately be painted with fast-drying acrylic paint.
During the winter holiday season, children might make shapes to be used as ornaments for a Christmas tree. In the absence of a holiday, have participants make symbols of Unitarian Universalism such as a chalice or the letters, “UU,” or another symbol that represents your congregation, perhaps the initials of the congregation. If the shape will be hung as an ornament when it is dry, poke a hole at the top, using a paintbrush handle.
After the items are painted and dry, invite children to place them in the small gift bags and tie each bag with ribbon to be a welcome gift to visitors.
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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.
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