Make your own dough Ornaments ♥
Salt Dough Ornaments
4 cups Flour
1 cup Salt
1.5 cups Water (maybe a little more)
Christmas Cookie Cutters (ELF’s are BinGs Favorite)
Clear glaze spray or Mod podge
Adults will need to do the baking part, but kids can help decorate!
- Preheat your oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Combine your flour, salt and water and mix well. Knead for 10 minutes. If your dough is too dry, add a little bit more water. If it’s too sticky, add a little bit of flour. It will help to place flour down on your surface when kneading and on your hands.
Keep kneading until the dough becomes really smooth. This takes about 10 minutes.
- Once you’re done kneading, roll out the dough to about 1/2 cm thickness.
- Using your Christmas cookie cutters, cut out different shapes for your salt dough ornaments.
- Using a straw, make a hole in the top of the ornament for where you would like the twine to hang.
- For a faster baking process, we like to let the dough air dry for a day.
Bake for 1-2 hours. If your ornaments are not completely dried through when you pull them out put back in for another hour. The baking time will vary greatly depending on the size and thickness of your ornaments. Larger ornaments will take longer whereas smaller ornaments will take less time. You can also let them air dry for a day before baking and this will cut down on the baking time.
Make sure to flip them when air drying or baking so that the bottoms of the ornaments dry also.
- Once cool and completely dried, paint with non-toxic acrylic paint. We used white for the snowflake, red for the mitten, green for the Christmas tree and gold for the bell.
- Before adding the glitter, you’ll need to seal the ornaments. This will help them keep longer. Make sure your ornaments are completely dried through before sealing. Spray with a clear glaze spray (adults only) or finish with mod podge.
- Now add clear glue on top of your ornament. Shake glitter on top until you fill the ornament with glitter. Kids will love helping with this part!