Salt Dough Ornaments

I loved making salt dough ornaments as a kid, and this year was the first year I made them with my kids. I love finding my old salt dough ornaments and showing the kids. (Yes, my mom kept a bunch. She’s awesome that way.)

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 1/2 cups warm water

In a large bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Slowly add warm water until the dough ir workable but not sticky. Roll out to your desired thickness (I aim for about a quarter inch) and let the kids use cookie cutters to make shapes. Place shapes on a parchment covered baking sheet. Use a straw to poke a hole near the top of the ornament. Bake at 300F for an hour.

Once cool, let the kids paint as they wish, and finish with Mod Podge to glaze. I use a Sharpie to write each kid’s initials and the year on the back.

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4 Comment

  1. Michelle says: Reply

    I still have a bunch that I made 25 years ago! I should do this with the kids.

  2. Gail says: Reply

    This is so great that you did this with the girls 🙂 they look so happy too xo

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