DIY Salt Dough Ornaments

It’s the holiday season and we are baking up some super simple DIY Salt Dough Ornaments!  This is such a fun project to do with a child of any age.  Kids can be involved in the whole process from start to finish from measuring, mixing and kneading the dough to cutting out shapes with cookie cutters and then decorating their own ornaments.

What you will need:

  • 2 cups all purpose flour 
  • 1 cup salt
  • 3/4 cup water 
  • baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  • assorted holiday cookie cutters
  • food coloring and water for painting (we used plant based powders by Supernatural (or you can also use regular paint) + paintbrushes 
  • A stick for poking a hole in (we used a lollipop stick)
  • string, ribbon or pipe cleaners for hanging your ornaments
  • other optional – glitter, gems, etc.

Directions:  Preheat oven to 180 degrees.  Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a large bowl, mix together flour and salt until well mixed.  Slowly add in a little water at a time until the dough begins to come together.  Knead the dough until smooth.

Lightly flour a work surface, roll out the dough until approximately 1/4 – 1/2 inch thick.  Cut out dough using your choice of cookie cutters.

Place on prepared baking sheet and poke a hole in each one so that you can thread the ribbon through later to hang them.

Place in the oven to harden.  The length of cook time with vary based on the size of your cut outs.  They will be ready when the dough becomes hard.  Remove from oven and let cool.

Once cooled you can paint, decorate and hang.

ENJOY!  Merry Everything!

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