We love to create different salt dough ornaments to paint and hang on the tree.
They make great gifts too, especially for grandparents who love things their grandkids make for them.
- 1 Cup Salt
- 4 Cups Flour
- 1 1/2 Cups Water (warm)
- Rolling pin (optional)
- Combine your salt and water in a bowl. Add in your flour. If 4 cups doesn’t seem to be enough you can add more if needed.
- Knead until dough forms.
- Use a rolling pin (or a glass/soup can works just as well) to roll out your dough until it’s approximately ¼″ thick.
- Make your hand impression just as you would a normal hand print keeping your fingers closed.
- Cut around the print. You can cut around the shape of the “beard” or you can do as I did and just cut in a circle around the hand print. I found that easier.
- Poke hole in the top with a straw. Don’t forget to do this part otherwise you won’t be able to hang your ornament.
- Bake at 250 for 2 hours.
You can create all sorts of salt dough ornament shapes by using various cookie cutters. You can also add extra layers (see the heart ornament above) by using water to stick the layers together. This would be cute if you wanted to make Santa’s mustache 3D.
Have you ever made Salt Dough Ornaments before?