Salt dough Xmas ornaments

I’m a crafty person and a lot of what I attempt with my 4-year-old is more work than it’s worth. Not so with these ornaments! These couldn’t be easier to make and if you want a homemade present for family & friends, this is a great idea. 


The dough is suuuuuper simple:

1 cup flour

1/2 cup salt

1/2 water

Combine until sticky, then knead until a ball. You can add more flour or water depending on what consistency of dough you’d like. 

We used a metal straw to punch a hole in the top of each ornament for hanging. 

Roll it out to about 1/4″ thick, I used parchment paper under & over it. Then cut with cookie cutters & put on baking sheet with parchment paper or Silplat. 

Bake at 250 F for 2-3 hours. Mine were done at just over 2 hours. They will puff up a bit. 

Let them cool, and then they’re ready for decorating. We did that part the following day. 


We used acrylic craft paint & glitter from Michael’s. I recommend checking out Martha Stewart’s glitter acrylic paint which I also found at Michael’s. 

I’ve read that if you really want them to last, you need to seal them but we didn’t bother. 

My son loved making these & we will give them as gifts to loved ones. Merry merry!

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