If you’re like me, you LOVE to give handmade gifts for Christmas. They are easy, relatively inexpensive, and you know they will be cherished forever!
I made these salt – dough ornaments for Christmas 2015. Kaleb’s first Christmas! Back when my baby had little tiny feet and squishing them into dough was easier.
These salt – dough ornaments are really easy to make and fun to decorate!
- 1/2 Cup Salt
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Cup Warm Water
- Mixing Bowl
- Mixing Spoon
- Wax paper
- Baking Sheet
- Wriggly Baby Feet (optional)
- Cookie Cutters (optional)
- Rolling Pin
- Twine or Ribbon
- Set your oven to 250 degrees F
- Mix salt & flour together in mixing bowl.
- Slowly mix water together with salt-flour mixture with a spoon until thoroughly mixed.
- Roll out dough on a flat floured surface with the rolling pin, about 1/4 in. thick.
- Choose your shape cookie cutter and press down in the dough gently but firm.
- Wiggle the cutter around a little bit to break it free from the edge of the rest of the dough.
- Carefully pick up your cookie cutter, if the dough cut-out didn’t lift up with it carefully pick up your design and place it on the wax paper on a cookie sheet.
- Repeat steps 4-6 until all your dough has been used up.
- Take the straw and poke a hole near the top of your ornament so you can later add your twine or ribbon hook.
- Place your baking sheet with your ornaments in the oven for 10 minutes. Keep watch as oven temperatures vary.
- When your ornaments hard you know it’s time to take them out of the oven.
- Take them out and let them cool.
- Decorate however you want!!!!
- Gift them to your family and friends for a one of a kind keepsake!
- use your child’s footprint or hand-print and decorate
- use your pet’s paw-print (just be careful to wash their paw after as too much salt is bad for animals)
- use objects you can find around the house to add extra texture to your creation
- the possibilities are endless!