Christmas Crafts: Salt Dough Ornaments

Finally finished our salt dough ornaments! The boys really enjoyed making them. There’s a few things I will do differently next year (or the next time around…in a week or so).


Mix: 1 cup of flour, 1 cup of cinnamon, 1 cup of salt and 1/2 cup of warm water.

Other supplies: cookie cutters, wax paper, puff paint, glue or glaze, ribbon.

Mix all ingredients ( flour, cinnamon, salt and water) together…using your hands (much easier)

(There’s probably a million and one salt dough recipes online, if you are partial to any of them, I say go ahead and use it. :)

After mixing dough, roll out using a bottle or rolling pin coated in flour (working on wax paper.

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Separate dough into 2 or three parts (makes it easier to work with and separate among children). Now, use your cookie cutters. Make sure you don’t roll the dough too thin or the ornaments will break when dry (personal note…lol). The best ones are about 1/4 inch thick. Use a straw to poke a hole in the ornaments.

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Let dough dry for 2 or three days. I heard you can also bake them at 250 for about an hour but I never tried it.

Once dry…..decorate with your puff paint (or whatever paint you choose). When paint dries, glaze with glue or mod podge. (Personal note: Next time we won’t lay our glue on so thick…yikes!

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To hang, we used twine. You can use whatever works for you: ribbon, twin, string, pipecleaners, etc.

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If you give this project a try, don’t forget to tag us: @creativecrushstudio and/or @creativehomeschool :)