I have seen plenty of these different ideas across the internet and this year I decided to make my own set of Christmas salt dough ornaments. To make it even better, I teamed up with one of my mom friends and all the kids made their own versions of the ornaments.
This year we even decided these will make amazing gifts for the grandparents - so they can decorate their own trees and feel close to the grandkids, even if we are far away. We hope you have as much fun making these as we did!
- 1 cup salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup water
- Paint (whichever colors you want! For the Santa ornament you need white, red, black, and skin-tone of your choosing)
- Paintbrushes of varied thickness - super thick ones work well for big areas and thin for the details
Step One: Combine the salt and flour, mixing the water slowly in. We didn't have any regular salt, so we used kosher salt; it works fine, just giving the dough a slightly different texture. Kneed dough until smooth.
Step Two: Roll the dough out into 1/2" thickness. If you don't own a roller, be creative - we used a cylinder glass and it worked just fine!
Step Three: Create handprints in the dough. If you want, you can use cookie cutters as well and make whatever shaped ornaments you would like. We cut around the handprints, that way we could reuse the dough and roll it back out for more shapes.