These DIY stamped salt dough ornaments are a wonderful project for the whole family to make together to decorate your Christmas tree.
I know, Christmas has been and gone and we are all gearing up for the new year, but I went offline for most of the week to spend quality time with the kids and just enjoy the holiday season.
The weekend before Christmas I set up a fun holiday craft project for all the kids to do together. Of course, the boys ended up not being interested at all, for them this meant they could play video games without interruption, but the girls had a great time.
Salt dough ornaments
Salt dough ornaments are so easy to make, making them the perfect holiday craft project for kids.
Note: I had each of the girls make their own salt dough, so the ingredients listed below are per child.
Ingredients for the salt dough recipe
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1/2 cup fine salt
- 1/2 cup water
Supplies for decorating
- Rolling pin
- Stamp pads
- Mod Podge
Preheat the oven to 170F – it’s the lowest temperature the oven will most likely go.
Combine the ingredients for the dough in a bowl, mixing thoroughly with your hands until it’s completely combined and can be rolled into a ball.
On the table, I taped butcher paper to contain most of the mess (which worked fabulously until someone suggested a flour fight). Then I added containers for stamp pads, stamps, and assorted cookie and sandwich cutters.
Each of the girls had their own cutting board for rolling out the dough along with a small bowl of flour for dusting the board and the rolling pin.
Once all of the dough had been rolled, cut, and stamped, I used a straw to make a hole for the twine.
Craft tip: If you twirl the straw as you are pushing it through the dough, the dough will go up inside the straw leaving a lovely neat hole.
Place the ornaments on a baking sheet with parchment paper and put it into the oven for about 3 hours. Leave the tray on the counter to cool. You can leave the ornaments here for a couple of days so they continue to harden.
Once completely set, apply a coat of Mod Podge to each side to help protect it. Put twine through the hole and hangyour ornament on the tree.
More DIY Christmas ornaments
Are you looking for more homemade Christmas ornaments to make with the kids this year? You need to take a look at these:
- Painted Christms ornaments
- The Grinch holiday ornaments
- Candy-filled ornaments
- Photo ornaments
- Clay ornaments
- Glitter glue ornaments
Please pin this project for later