Make-It Monday: Salt Dough Ornaments

Trevor is so in love with our Christmas tree.  He enjoys looking at all of the ornaments, so it inspired me to let him make some ornaments of his own.  That way, if he wanted to play with them, he could!  I searched online and found this recipe for salt dough ornaments.

What you need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup warm water

How to make them:

  1. Mix together the flour and salt.
  2. Add in the warm water and combine the ingredients until a dough forms.
  3. Lay the dough on a floured surface (or use a Silpat like we did).
  4. Roll or pat the dough flat.
  5. Using cookie cutters, cut out designs for your ornaments.
  6. Put cut-out dough on a foil-lined baking sheet.
  7. Using a toothpick, poke a hole in the top of each ornament so you can hang them.
  8. Bake in a pre-heated oven at 200 degrees for 4 hours, or until hardened.
  9. Once cool, decorate them however you’d like (We used fingerpaints and glitter).
  10. Attach ornament hooks or ribbon, and hang on your tree 🙂

Trevor and I had so much fun making these ornaments together!

Checking out our supplies:

He thought the flour/salt mix needed to make friends with the cookie cutters:

Helping Mommy pat the dough flat:

It’s no fun unless you eat some dough:

Choosing a cookie cutter:

Pushing the cookie cutters in the dough:

All ready to go in the oven:

Checking out the baked ornaments for the first time:

Time to paint!  I had brushes and sponges set out for him to use, but he decided to dip them in the paint instead.  I love when he guides the project in his own direction.

He was having so much fun dipping them in the plate of paint that I had to get a second plate for him so that he’d have more room:

Because an art project isn’t complete without a little glitter:

The finished ornaments, complete with hooks.  (After the paint dried I added a coat of Mod Podge so that the paint and glitter wouldn’t come off when Trevor handled them):

Checking out his beautiful creations:

LOVE that cheese face 🙂

Showing Mommy where to hang an ornament:

Trevor and Sadie checking out his finished Christmas tree:

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  1. Pingback: Sensational Saturday: Cinnamon Dough Ornaments « Motherhood And Other Adventures

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