Dough Ornaments

3 cups Flour
3/4 cup Salt
3/4 tsp powdered Alum-find in spice section
1-1/4 cups Water 
1.Mix all ingredients together. 
2.Dough will be very stiff. 
3.Knead until smooth, adding a little flour if dough's
too sticky.
4.Coat rolling pin with a little spray oil.
5.Roll out on large board to 1/4" thick. 
6.Spray cookie cutters with oil. 
7.Cut into desired shapes. 
8.Use a straw to cut out a hole for hanging the ornament from. 
9.Spray glass baking dish with oil. 
10.Dry ornaments on glass baking dish in microwave according to
11.In Microwave at 30% (5-10 minutes)
sized 2-3" . . . 4 ornaments
sized 3-4" . . . 3 ornaments
12.Remove from baking dish, and let ornaments set
for 24hrs. to finish drying. 
13.Decorate with watercolors, tempera paints, acrylics, or markers. 
14.Write or paint on back of ornament name, date
or some other small inscription. 
15.Let dry. 
16.Coat with 1-2 layers of spray varnish or other clear
protective coating. Let dry.
17.Insert ribbon, yarn, cording or string through hole 
to hang on tree. 
18.Add ribbons, flowers or other decorations.