We’ve been totally diving into the Holiday Crafts this year, and one of our most successful projects so far has been making our own Salt Dough Ornaments! This recipe is as simple as they come, and it’s easy to do with ingredients you’ll find around your house. Here’s a peek into our Salt Dough Ornament Experience!
- 1 Cup of Flour
- 1 Cup of Salt
- 1/2 a cup of Water.
Can you imagine? Something so fun, with just three, household ingredients? Then, all you need are whatever supplies you’d like to use to decorate. We had some green and red paint, and then some glow in the Dark Paint left over from another project so we decided to do something a little different!
- Knead the three ingredients together until it becomes doughey – we started with the salt in the bowl first.
- Once it all sticks together, pick up all the crumbles and mush it together to create a dough ball – once all the dough sticks together you’re ready to roll it out!
- Roll out the Salt Dough to your desired thickness. Remember, the thicker the piece, the longer it takes to dry / cook.
- Preheat oven to 200° F
- Use cookie cutters to your heart’s content to make your shapes!
- Place shapes on an oven-safe baking tray
- Bake for 45min to an hour. NOTE: Some Salt Dough Recipes suggest cooking for longer but I find that my kids just weren’t patient enough to wait 2-3 hours plus ‘cooling off time’ to paint their ornaments. As long as the outsides are hardish to touch, it was ready to go!
- Let pieces cool down, and set up paint space.
- Paint! NOTE: Be sure not to mix the Glow in the Dark Paint with the colored paint, or it won’t glow anymore.
- Let dry 24 hours.
- Hang on your tree!
Tadaaa – Salt Dough Ornaments! You can really use this for any holiday. Hang Hearts all over the house for Valentine’s Day, or create handprint keepsakes for those Grandma’s on Mother’s Day. Salt Dough is SO versatile and it’s definitely something we’ll do again!