Do you have a little one who loves to get their hands dirty? I bet they’ll love to help you with making these Christmas salt dough ornaments. Get ready for some Christmas fun family bonding time.
Santa’s sleigh is full of all sorts of gifts, but what about the most important gift of all – spending quality time with your loved ones? There are so many ways to do that this holiday season, but I’ve found an activity that will be easy on your budget and super fun for your family.
This Christmas ornament craft is perfect for parents looking for a way to make memories with their children. The best part – you can use them year after year and it will be a reminder of how happy it made you all!
These ornaments are a great way to get in the holiday spirit and will bring joy to your friends and family. Give them as gifts, hang them on your tree, or use them as decoration for your office party!
What you need for salt dough christmas ornaments:
Here is how to make the perfect salt dough ornament. Merry Christmas from our house to yours
A cup of plain flour – otherwise known as all-purpose flour
Half a cup of salt
Half a cup of cold water
Christmas cookie cutters
None stick oven dish
Your choice of ribbon
Optional items to add to your Salt Dough christmas ornament:
Food colouring of your choice
Gloss waterbase sealer glue
The first thing is to make dough and to do this, simply mix one cup of flour and half a cup of salt together in a bowl. Then slowly stir in half a cup of cold water… mix them together (you can add more flour if the mixture is too wet or more water if too dry).
Once the mixture is mixed together then knead it with your hands and make it into several balls. Now you can add food colouring to each ball if you wish to include this.
Pre-heat your oven to 120 degrees Celsius or 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
Roll out your dough using a rolling pin, making the dough about half an inch in thickness. Use your Christmas cookie cutters to cut out the shape you desire.
Make a hole at the top of your ornament using your skewer. This hole will be where the ribbon goes through which will allow you to hang the ornament on your tree.
Place the dough on a non-stick oven dish and put them in the centre of the oven to bake for one hour and 30 minutes.
Once the salt dough ornaments have cooled you are ready to finish off decorating them with paint, glitter and beads if you wish to.
When the paint has dried, you can seal it with the waterbase sealer glue as this will keep your salt dough ornament lasting longer. Once the glue has dried, thread the ribbon through the hole at the top of the ornament and tie the ribbon in a knot. It will take a few days for the salt dough ornament to completely dry and harden so try to keep it flat until then.
The end result is a set of Christmas salt dough decorations that will make your tree so pretty and festive, you may be tempted to leave it up all year long. I’m sure you will also be glad when the time comes to hang the salt dough ornaments on your tree next year.
Fell free to leave a comment to let me know if you and your family enjoyed this activity.
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