Making salt dough ornaments is a kid-friendly craft guaranteed to get the entire family in the holiday spirit! Salt dough ornaments couldn’t be easier to make, since all you need is three simple ingredients you probably already have on hand: flour, salt, and water. This step-by-step tutorial by Shutterfly breaks the Christmas craft down into nine super easy steps. Once constructed, these ornaments can be easily customized with paint, rhinestones, and other creative decorations. Use cookie cutters to make uniquely shaped ornaments, and add glitter, buttons, or any other fun, festive craft supplies you have at your house. It couldn’t be simpler to create this Christmas craft!
These ornaments would be so much fun to make at a holiday get-together, especially because they are the perfect activity for both kids and adults to enjoy together. Grab your supplies, put on some holiday music, and spend the afternoon making memories with your loved ones. The salt dough ornaments take about three hours to bake, so make sure to make them ahead of your party, or plan some fun activities to help pass to the time while they’re in the oven. Some activities to pass the time include:
- Christmas games
- Making a gingerbread house
- Wrapping presents for friends and family
- Assembling Christmas cards
- Decorating the Christmas tree
- Making a holiday wreath
Once you’re done crafting, the salt dough ornaments would look so sweet displayed on your tree for years to come, or they could even be used as a fun spin on a holiday gift tag. They would also be such a sweet gift to share with your holiday card to friends and neighbors. And don’t forget to remind people that these ornaments aren’t edible! With so many different uses for these ornaments, you’ll definitely want to make more than one!