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How To Make Salt Dough Ornaments

A beautiful and simple winter craft to do with the kids…

I love salt dough ornaments. This is a winter craft I’ve been doing since I was a very little girl. These are so simple to make, require very little in the way of supplies, and produce beautiful ornaments that will become treasured keepsakes or gifts for family members.

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What you will need to make salt dough ornaments:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup table salt
  • 1/3 cup water
  • cookie cutters
  • drinking straw
  • parchment paper
  • rolling pin
  • string, ribbon, or twine
  • Optional acrylic paint & brush
  • Optional stamps for decorating

Directions to Make Salt Dough Ornaments

  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  • Whisk together the flour and salt.
  • Slowly add water, mixing until a dough ball has formed. (You may need an extra Tbsp of water)
  • Knead the dough for five to ten minutes. Fold, push, fold, push.
  • Roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thickness.
  • Cut out shapes with cookie cutters and move to a parchment-lined pan.
  • Gather your scraps and repeat the process until you have used all of your dough.
  • If you are using stamps, stamp your creations.
  • Use the straw to create a hole for your ribbon.
  • Place the baking sheet into the oven for one hour. Turn your ornaments over halfway through baking.
  • Remove and cool completely.
  • If you are painting wait for them to dry completely before threading them with ribbon.

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