25 Days of Christmas: Salt Dough Ornaments

Parker has the attention span of a gold fish lately so I try to find quick activities we can do to focus on his fine motor skills and creative freedom. Salt dough ornaments only require a few ingredients found in most kitchens, are very easy to make, and don’t take much time to decorate.

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A batch of salt dough ornaments requires 2 cups flour, 1/2 cup salt, and 1-2 cups water. Mix the flour and salt together adding in water a little at a time until the dough is sticky enough to form a ball. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees. After you roll out the dough use cookie cutters, play dough tools or good ole hands to make your ornaments.


Bake for 30 – 45 minutes depending on your oven. Some of the ornaments may bubble up but you can make a small slit on the side and push the air out. Once they are cooled it’s time to paint!




Luckily they are safe if a munchkin decides they look too much like cookies 🙂


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