Making salt dough ornaments is a fun activity for kids! Learn how to make these easy ornaments!
Salt dough ornaments have been a favorite Christmas activity for my kids. I love that it is a fairly simple activity and you do not need a ton of supplies!
This is a great activity to do when you are planning to be home all day because it does take some time for the ornaments to bake. I love to cut out the ornaments in the morning and then have the kids paint them later after rest time.
How to Make Salt Dough Ornaments
First, gather the ingredients.
- 2 Cups Flour
- 1 Cup of Salt
- 1 Cup Water
- Acrylic Paints and Paintbrushes
Mix the flour and salt together. Slowly, add in water in small amounts. Let the dough sit for about 15 minutes.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface and use cookie cutters to make the shapes! Make sure to poke a hole in them at the top so you have a place to thread the ribbon to hang them as ornaments.
Bake in an oven at 250 for about 2 hours or until they are completely dry and hard. Depending on the thickness of your dough, you will have to allow more time for this.
Let them cool and then it is time to decorate them!
Set out acrylic paints and let your kids decorate them. This paint can stain so make sure your kids are wearing old clothes when you do this!
Let them dry and then thread a ribbon through the hole at the top so you can hang them!
These ornaments are great keepsake ornaments to keep over the years!
Love this idea? Check out these nativity ornaments!
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