Thursday, November 24, 2011

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments - This one's for the kids...

Thursday, November 24, 2011
Look at me go!  Three posts in one week!

This is a great craft to do with your kids.  These salt dough ornaments can also be used as gift tags.  And what grandparent doesn't love homemade things from their grandchildren?

I made these about 10 or more years ago with my stepdaughter and just remembered the other day, so I decided to make them again with my 6 year old. She's a crafter like her mother:)  These ornaments will be going on her tree that her grandma gave to her last year for her bedroom.  Perfect! Cause otherwise, she may have been disappointed when I told her she had to paint them all white to go with the theme of my our Christmas tree downstairs:)

You will need the following:

2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 cup of warm water
cookie cutters
rolling pin
cookie sheets
acrylic paint, markers, glitter etc.

Preheat your oven to 300 degrees.  Mix 2 cups of flour, 1 cup of salt and 1 cup of warm water.  Mix until dough is formed.  Form into a ball.

Roll out the dough onto a slightly floured surface until about 1/4 inch thick.  Make sure your rolling pin has been slightly dusted with flour as well.

Then using Christmas cookie cutters, cut out shapes.  I also dust the cutters in the flour beforehand so they don't stick to the shapes.

Place shapes on a baking sheet and smooth out any edges if needed with your fingers.  The dough becomes very hard when done baking and you won't be able to remove any rough edges after they have been baked.

I used the end of a small craft paint brush to make a small hole at the top of the ornament so you tie a ribbon through for hanging when complete.

Bake in oven for 1-2 hours or until firm.  I think mine were in for about 1 1/2 hours but every oven is different.

Let the ornaments cool. Once cooled, they are ready to be painted or decorated however you chose!  I also marked the back with the date and name so I can remember when we made them:)

Happy crafting!


  1. Displayed on burlap of course ;)

  2. We made these last year! Girls loved decorating and showcasing them on the tree!! Thanks for the reminder "oh super crafty one" Wendy.

  3. Burlap, but of course:) And you're welcome!


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