how to make salt ornaments for christmas
CHRISTMAS,  HOLIDAYS

Salt Dough Ornaments

how to make salt ornaments

Homemade salt dough ornaments are so easy and fun to make.  Getting crafty during the holiday season is so much fun.  With this simple recipe you can’t go wrong.

All you need are three ingredients that you probably have in your kitchen right now!

Watch how to make salt dough ornaments:

Salt Dough Ornament Ingredients:

4 Cups Flour

1 Cup Salt

1 1/2 Cup Water

how to make salt ornaments

Directions:

First mix the flour and salt together, then add the water.  Second kneed the Dough together .  Finally roll out the dough using a rolling pin.  Once your dough is about 1/4 inch thick use cookie cutters to make your shapes.  Don’t forget to make a hole for the string to hang the ornament.

how to make salt ornaments

Bake the ornaments for 2 hours at 250 degrees F.

how to make salt ornaments

Salt Dough Ornaments

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Allow the ornaments to cool completely before painting.  We decided to paint some of the ornaments white before painting our final design.  This is a good idea if you want your colors to be vivid.  Any paint would work, but I used acrylic and puff paint for my designs.  My children did help with this project and it got a little messy!  For a more mess free project you could probably use markers instead of paint.

how to make salt ornaments

My boys are currently 5 years old and 3 years old and both of them loved this project.  Calvin, my 3 year old loved helping me mix all of the ingredients together.  They both liked painting the ornaments and hanging them on the tree.  This project does get messy for little ones, I suggest aprons, towels, and a paint proof table cloth.  For an easier to clean project you could probably use markers or even crayons to decorate.

how to make salt ornaments

Once the paint is dried tie a ribbon through the hole and hang them on the tree!

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