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Holiday Crafts: Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments

Wile trying to find fun ideas for the kids and our #CountdowntoChristmas I thought it would be fn to make salt dough handprint ornaments. This was a lot of fun for the girls to get in and mix the salt, flour and water!

What you need:

  • Non-stick surface!!!
  • 4 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • rolling pin, or your hands to pound it flat!


Mix the salt and flour together first and then add water. You can add more water if you need it, but we found 1 cup to work perfectly. There is no exact measurement on how much dough to use for each handprint so your going to guess based on the size of your child’s hand. If a baby then the amount of dough I used was about the side of an orange. Using a rolling pin, or your hands (pound it out) make it round and flat. I found 3/4 an inch thick worked well, it still left enough    “space” to press down.

Pick whatever hand you want to use and press child’s hand firmly down. Make sure to get that palm too!

DON’T FORGET to add a hole at the top of the hand print so you can hang them!

Now if you want them to dry faster I highly recommend putting them in the oven! 200 degrees F for two to three hours, if you let them air dry they will take DAYS to dry!

After they are dry you can paint them, spray paint them, or let your kids go crazy with glitter glue!



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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She has three daughters, ages 16,13,7 and a son who is 4. They currently reside in Texas.

5 Responses to “Holiday Crafts: Salt Dough Handprint Ornaments”

  1. courtney b says:

    beautiful! something you will always remember your girls by!

  2. joanna garcia says:

    Ahh!!! love will def be doing this with my girls!!! i cant believe how easy it is!

  3. Jessica Beard says:

    These are so pretty and a special family memory.


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