These easy salt dough ornaments make a great gift! Get your kids in the kitchen to help and it’s an activity the whole family will love!
When I started subbing last year I was fortunate enough to become good friends with the mom of a little boy in my class. We are sooooo much alike and her kids are just great. I love when we’re both subbing in the same building because we’ll take the kids to Chic Fil A after school and let them play while we catch up. It makes my heart happy. She’s one of my biggest ‘real life’ blog supporters and I just adore her. So when I mentioned this 12 days series and how I wanted to put up a kid craft she immediately volunteered her kids for my project! Aren’t they just the sweetest?
I think a Christmas gift from a child is so much sweeter when it’s made with little hands. I did make these myself but only because we live about 45 minutes away from each other and the kids decorated them in a classroom after school one day. These salt dough ornaments are so easy to make with your little ones with only 3 ingredients and the option to skip the oven.
Turn them into any shape you want and if you’ve got a wee one celebrating his or her first Christmas this is a great way to commemorate it with a hand or footprint ornament! What grandparent wouldn’t love that?! If I make these again I’ll roll them a little thicker. I’m a little concerned they won’t last for more than a few years because they’re kind of thin but the kids didn’t care much 😉
1 cup salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup warm water
1. Combine salt and flour with a fork and then slowly stir in warm water.
2. Roll about a quarter to a half of an inch thick and cut with the cookie cutter of your choice. I rolled my dough onto the cookie sheet so they wouldn’t stretch as I transferred them.
3. Make sure you poke a hole at the top so you can hang them then bake at 200 degrees for 3 to 4 hours, flipping halfway through or leave them out overnight to dry out.
The kiddos had so much fun decorating them and when they were finished I just sprayed them with a coat of mod podge to keep the paint from flaking. I used a ribbon to hang them on the tree.
The kids are so excited to give these to their teachers as gifts but I think they’d also make cute gifts for grandparents, friends, or faraway relatives, too!