I love making salt dough ornaments!
Salt dough ornaments are my go-to DIY craft. Easy to make, and very affordable, they’re an ideal craft to make alone, with friends or the kids.
The best thing about salt dough ornaments is that they only require 3 ingredients that you probably already have in your home: salt, water and flour.
What You’ll Need:
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup salt
1 cup of flour
How To Make Salt Dough Ornamets
Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
1. Gather 1/2 cup of water, 1/2 cup of water, and 1 cup of flour. Mix together in a bowl.
2. Roll dough out on counter or other flat surface.
3. Use a cookie cutter to cut dough into desired shape. If you don’t have a cookie cutter, you can use a cup. If you use the cup, you may consider imprinting your thumbprint or handprint, or using a butter knife to sign your name on the dough.
The possibilities for this step are endless!
4. Use a straw or pencil to make a circle. This small circle will be used for your string/ribbon.
5. Bake for 3 hours at 250 degrees.
6. Remove ornaments, paint, string with ribbon or twine.
April Monty says
That’s such a cool activity ,id love to do these with my grandchildren .
The only thing I’d say is that it takes a looong time in the oven, so you would want to do another activity because the kids might get bored waiting for them to dry.
laurie damrose says
I made these before
I love that they only require 3 ingredients!
And that they’re three things pretty much everyone has!
These are a great idea, thanks for sharing.
So fun and easy to make!!!
Sherry Fram says
I helped my three grandkids make their handprints using this recipe for my daughter & son-in-law for Christmas! The grandkids had a ball mixing the dough & rolling it out! We had so much fun we did a second batch to make ornaments for the tree!
Cat C. says
This is so simple, yet a great diy project.
denise low says
Looks like lots of fun with the kids. Thank you for sharing.
Annette Herbst says
Calvin F. says
I remember making these at school when I as a kid.
molli taylor says
i’ve never done this but have always wanted to!!! next time!
Looks like fun 🙂
Sue E says
I love it and so will my grandkids! I have those three ingredients. I also like the different shapes we can choose and the hole option to hang up our creations! I remember making paper mache items. Thanks for sharing!
I need to try Papier-mâché next!
Phyllis Huebbe says
I love making salt dough ornaments
Me too, Phyllis!
Anna K Nichols says
It’s an inexpensive, fun activity
Jay Jackson says
Neat project, thanks.
Thanks for stopping by, Jay!
Laurie Damrose says
I used to make these.
They’re a fun present!
I haven’t made anything like this in years.
They’re a fun project, for sure!
This is such a cute DIY to do with my grandchildren.They will probably want to paint them too.Thanks for the great post.
Wanda, I love that. I’m so behind in my posting, but we’re going to tie-dye some napkins for the 4th–which would be fun to do with the grandkids.
Arlene mcc says
one summer activity need more to keep them busy
Today was the last day of school, and I’m looking forward to a few fun projects–in exhausted from all of the end-of-year carpool commitments! Enjoy your summer.
denise low says
These are so cute. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks for stopping by, Denise!!
Ronald Gagnon says
I have never heard of such a thing..and it only requires salt, water and flour. The kids will love making these
I am going to make them!?
Kelly Kimmell says
So fun, my daughter would love to make these.
Samantha Michelle says
This looks so awesome to make. I love baking great treats
denise low says
Thank you for sharing. I will have to remember this for Christmas. The kids would love to make these.
Great blog entry. Thank you.
Miranda Wood says
I haven’t made these since my kids were little. Maybe it’s time to make some with the grandkids.
Patricia Green says
Love this! Pinned!!