My kids and I decided to make homemade Christmas ornaments using salt dough this year. We haven’t done this before, and I really wanted to start doing things that I’ll be able to keep and look at years from now.
Are you wondering how to make great salt dough? All you’ll need is flour, salt, water, a rolling pin, and cookie cutters. Then, if you want to paint your ornaments (we did!), then you’ll also need some paint and paintbrushes. We also made our ornaments scented, although after painting them, they weren’t scented anymore but it was fun while rolling them out.
- 1/2 cup of salt
- 1 cup flour
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 10-15 drops of essential oil (optional)
Mix the salt, flour, water, and essential oil together. Roll out the dough to your desired thickness. Have fun with the cookie cutters and place on to a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Be sure to put a small hole in it somewhere for a hook or ribbon to hang on the tree. In a preheated oven (250° F), let the ornaments dry out for about 2-3 hours, depending on the thickness. After cooling, you can decorate as you please!
The girls loved making these! We made trees, gingerbread men, stars, snowflakes, and I traced their hands too! I can’t wait to hang them up on our tree for years to come!