I love making ornaments with the kids to give as gifts and every year we do Salt Dough Ornaments!
Salt Dough Ornaments are pretty easy but still very hands on and fun for kids to get involved!
I’ve done this every year since my child was around 20 months, so any age is good!
Just keep in mind you may lose a few over the years because they are somewhat fragile.
Here is a super easy recipe for Salt Dough Ornaments:
- 1 Cup of Flour
- 1/2 Cup of Salt
- 1/2 Cup of Water
Mix together Flour and Salt then add the 1/2 cup of water. Stir in water until dough forms. You may want to use your hands to knead the dough– or have your kids stir or knead it!
It may take a few minutes (5 mins or so) until the dough forms!
Roll dough with rolling pin on parchment paper and add some flour to the paper to make it easier to roll out!
Once the dough is nice and flat (with around 1 inch thickness, or whatever you desire), use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes!
I use Christmas Cookie Cutters (affiliate link) on my Salt Dough Ornaments, but you can even just use circle jars and make snowmen! Or just stick those little kid hands in and use their hands as a mold and an ornament!
You may need to continue to add flour to the dough to make it less sticky or more water if the dough gets to dry. Either or neither may happen!
Don’t forget to use a pen or another sharp tip to make a small hole on the top so you can add a ribbon to the ornament for later!
Bake at 200 degrees for 2 to 3 hours.
After baking, feel free to paint and decorate your salt dough ornaments!
*You can also double the recipe if you want to make a lot of ornaments for gifts and such, but this recipe still makes a bunch!
These do make great gifts and are fun to make with the kids!
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