Holiday Craft: Salt Dough Ornaments

December is the perfect time for indoor crafts. These easy salt dough ornaments are sure to keep your little ones busy from kneading the dough and cutting out fun shapes to painting and hanging up their unique creations.

Salt Dough Ornament Recipe


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup warm water


Mix the flour and salt together in a medium bowl until well blended. Slowly start adding the warm water while stirring. Use your hands to knead the dough until it is smooth.

Place the dough between two sheets of parchment paper, and roll it out until it is 1/8″ thick. Use any shape of cookie cutter to make the ornaments, remove the excess dough (leave the shapes on the parchment paper to bake). Use a straw to poke a hole at the top of each ornament.

Get creative and use a fork, straw, rubber stamps or other tools to create textures on the surface.

Bake the ornaments in a 170°F for about 2 hours until they start to brown. Let them cool before decorating with glitter, acrylic paint or stickers. Finally, add some ribbon to hand out as gifts, hang on a tree or display in a window.