Kids Craft: Salt Dough Ornaments

On our way to NJ for the holidays we stopped by PA to spend the weekend with close friends. We love visiting and always have a lot of fun playing with the kids and then enjoying some adult time after they go to bed. Since the kids couldn’t play outside for very long we decided to make Salt Dough Ornaments. I had never made them before but it was so much fun!


These are easy, quick and really fun to make!

Mix 2 cups flour and 1/2 cup salt into a mixer on low. Drizzle  between 1/2 c – 1c water until the dough forms a ball. Roll the dough out to your desired thickness. Kids can use cookie cutters, Play Doh tools, hands, feet, or anything else to make fun shapes. Place them on a cookie sheet in the over on 300 degree for about 30 minutes.  Once they are cooled you can add paint, glitter, or other fun accents.


Adults can also have fun making ornaments. I never did a hand print for Parker’s first Christmas (bad momma here) but decided doing one with both of their hands would be cute. It didn’t come out perfect but I LOVE it and can’t wait to hand it on the tree. I will use Sharpie to write the date on the front and probably their ages on the back.


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  1. Parker At 30 Months December 27, 2014 at 5:48 pm

    […] holiday we stopped in PA and spent the weekend with some friends. I already shared the recipe for Salt Dough Ornaments but just had to include this photo in his update because I adore it. My little […]

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