I thought that making some Salt-dough ornaments would not only be fun for the kids and I to do but of course would add colour and more variety to our tree and create some great memories…

I loved doing this project also, so I got my hands dirty and had fun (which is why there are not many pics of the process)

To make the Salt-dough you will need

  • 2 cups of Flour
  • 1 cup of Salt
  • 1 cup of water

Mix the Flour and Salt together and the add the water. (start with half of the water and keep adding until you get the right texture… like pie dough)

I also took half of the dough and added cocoa powder to it so that I had a brown dough also.

We rolled the dough and started to cut out shapes…

Salt dough shapes for Ornaments

I made holes in the shapes with a straw so that we could string them up after and then put them on a lined pan and baked them in the oven at a low temp for a few hours until they were dry.

You can also leave them air dry for a few days….

Next was painting…

The boys and I all had a blast painting all of the shapes… we had about 3 dozen to do!

Salt dough Ornaments


Colin painting a gingerbread man

I love the way they all turned out!

Salt dough Ornaments

Let the paint dry and then string them up!

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