Creative Child

Salt Dough Ornaments

by Rebecca Eanes

Always on the lookout for great family traditions...these salt dough ornaments have been a family favorite! Try them out and make some great gifts for family, teachers, and friends.


4 cups flour
1 cup salt
1-1/2 cups water

(This made 25 cookie cutter ornaments and 3 large handprint ornaments!)

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Mix flour and salt well. Gradually add water. Knead dough for about 15 minutes, until soft and pliable.

2. Roll the dough out on a floured surface about 1/8” thick. Cut shapes with cookie cutters. We used a small bowl to cut a circle for the handprints. Poke holes in the top of the ornaments to thread ribbon through later for hanging.

3. Place ornaments on a cookie sheet and bake at 325 degrees for approximately 45 minutes (until they are hard).

4. Paint with acrylic paint.

These beautiful handmade ornaments are a treasure! I have stored them with our other ornaments in a large container and they keep very well. The kids love seeing their own creations on our tree.

Advertisement - Continue Reading Below

Related Articles: Wish List Keepsake Ornaments

Rebecca Eanes, is the founder of and creator of Positive Parenting: Toddlers and Beyond. She is the bestselling author of 3 books. Her newest book,Positive Parenting: An Essential Guide, is more than a parenting book, it's a guide to human connection. She has also written The Newbie's Guide to Positive Parentingand co-authored the book, Positive Parenting in Action: The How-To Guide to Putting Positive Parenting Principles in Action in Early ChildhoodShe is the grateful mother to 2 boys.


You might also like.

Want more? Follow us.

Join our newsletter and get the latest updates!
Hit "Like" to see Creative Child on Facebook