This year we made salt dough ornaments and I think it’s going to be our new Christmas tradition. It was super fun and easy. If you’re like me and have a mini who loves arts and crafts this one is really fun and easy. It’s a two-part project so for us we did it on two different days. The first time we made them just Pearce and I then the second time we had friends join. Below is the recipe and instructions, hope you enjoy!
Salt Dough Ornament Recipe:
4 cups of Flour
1 cup of Salt
1.5 cups of water * may need more
modge Podge or another clear sealant
*cookie cutters if desired*
1. Preheat oven to 250 degrees
2. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix, knead dough for 10 mins. If dough is too dry add more water and continue to knead.
3. Roll out to desired thickness – keep in mind that they will be most likely hung from a tree so try to not do too thick!
4. Cut out desired shape of ornament – a good idea would be foot and hand prints. (Don’t forget to add a hole to ensure the ornament can hang, straws work well!)
5. Bake for 1-2 hours till no longer doughy * careful in raising temp as it could cause dough to bubble
6. Let Cool, then decorate as desire, ensure the decorations fully dry 1 hour if just paint.
7. Finish with modge podge or other sealant, and let dry. Don’t forget to write the year on it for a fun memory for them to look back on.
8. Tie string through and wrap for a gift or hang on your tree!
Wishing you all a fun and happy Christmas!