Salt Dough Ornaments

Tis the season (or the year #2020) to keep the kids busy! Here’s a great and as always, a no-fuss project that will get the kids off their screens for at least 30 mins! YAY for holiday miracles.

Here’s what you’ll need….


Salt Dough Recipe
2 cups

all purpose flour

1/2 cup

table salt, fine. Fun fact: The salt acts as a preservative to prevent the finished “cookie” from becoming moldy over time.

3/4 cup

warm water

Additional supplies

mixing bowl

baking sheet

rolling pin

holiday cookie cutters


ribbon or twine for hanging

acrylic paint

Set your oven for 250 Fahrenheit

Combine your flour and salt in a mixing bowl, give it a mix.

Slowly add the warm water to your dry ingredients and use your hands to combine and knead. Your dough should start to come together and firm up. If the dough feels too sticky, add more flour. If it’s too dry, you can gradually add more water.

Transfer your salt dough to your counter or cutting board to roll out. Dust the surface with flour. I suggest this because mine stuck a little to my board.

Roll out your salt dough and use your cookie cutters to make your shapes.

Use your straw to cut a hole at the top of the ornament. You will use this hole to add your ribbon for hanging.

Transfer to your baking sheet.

Put it in the oven for 1.5-2 hours until its hard.

Wait for them to cool and paint away.

Once dried thread your twine or ribbon through the hole you made for hanging on your tree.

This recipe makes about 15-20 ornaments. The girls made 12 because Evelyn wanted the rest of the dough to make her own little creation 😉 I love this salt dough recipe because you can use it for all different holidays throughout the year. Even great for a foot and handprint keepsake!

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