Salt Dough Ornaments

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

Decorating supplies

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!

xOx Chelsea

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