Monday, December 13, 2010

Crafting with Kids: Salt Dough Ornaments

The weather was wet and rainy this weekend, we stayed in and made salt dough ornaments.  It was a marathon crafting session spanning two afternoons.

We used this recipe (2 cups flour, 1 cup salt, and 1 cup warm water poured 1/4 cup at a time) which was a Bounty paper towel advertisement in this month's Canadian Living (p. 146). We baked them for about 2 hours at 300 degrees and they were very hard, on the verge of turning brown.

Here are some of the finished ornaments.

This was our first time making salt dough ornaments.  It was really fun with lots of opportunity for the girls to focus and try new skills. For other toddler and preschool activities, check out the great ideas at

Have a great day and remember to enjoy the season,


  1. What a fun craft for kids! I love the gingerbread men... so cute!

  2. They look great! My boys and I made some a couple days ago (microwave recipe!) and just painted them this evening. They're ummm...perhaps a bit more abstract than yours, but will be gracing our tree as soon as the copious blobs of paint have dried. Fun craft!

  3. They all came out so nicely. I think I'll add this to next year's advent calendar.

  4. Yours came out great! I posted about our salt dough ornament experience yesterday as well.... except for we had a little incident with our puppy eating one off of our tree!


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