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Holiday Crafts: Salt Dough Ornaments

You can create some cute salt dough ornaments from the remnants of your Salt Dough Handprints!


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. Basically roll it out like you would for cookies! Using your Christmas cookie cutters let the kids go to town pressing out “cookies” Just remind them not to eat the dough!

Be sure to also punch a hole at the top so you can hang your ornaments!

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!

These are so much fun to make and I am hoping they last for a while!


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  1. I remember making these as a little girl. My mom still has my ornaments. Now, I’ll have to make them with my little girl 🙂

  2. Those turned out so cute! This year we did cinnamon ornaments but we may have to do these next year so we can paint them.

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