These salt dough ornaments are fun and easy for kids or adults. We used teeny tiny cookie cutters to make little ornaments, but you could make larger ornaments as well.
- 1⁄2 cup table salt
- 1⁄2 cup water
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- latex gloves (optional)
Use a mixer to combine all ingredients until you have a sticky dough, making sure all of the flour is mixed in well.
Kneed the dough on a well floured surface until you have a pliable dough, about 10 minutes. You may want to wear gloves because the dough can be drying on your hands.
Roll out the dough to 1/4″ thickness and use cookie cutters to cut out your shapes.
Use a toothpick to add a hole at the top of each ornament.
Lay the ornaments out to dry, flipping occasionally. (Note: Some recipes recommend baking them for 1-2 hours in a 200 degree F oven, but ours air dried just fine over a couple of days.)
You will have to work quickly with the dough, keeping any extra wrapped in plastic wrap, because it dries out fairly quickly.
- Add glitter to your dough for sparkly ornaments. Be careful not to add too much since they might not dry properly if the ratios are off.
- Press beads and other embellishments into your shapes before drying them.
- Once dry, paint your ornaments with regular paint or glitter paint.
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|Mandi Ehman is the founder and publisher behind Life Your Way as well as a wife and homeschooling mom to four beautiful girls. She lives with her family on a little slice of heaven in wild, wonderful West Virginia and loves coffee, chocolate, easy meals, beautiful things and minimalist spaces.|