Salt Dough Ornaments

If you are looking for some fun and inexpensive crafts to do this Christmas, making ornaments with salt dough is a good choice. Basically, with salt, flour, water and some decorations you can make beautiful ornaments to give as gifts to family and friends. On a rainy or cold day, you will probably have these items around the house. This is an excellent craft for kids. My kids and I started making these about 3 years ago and now it has become a tradition each year during the holidays. We make these for everyone and now people look forward to getting one each year. You can also make these for any occasion. We have made them for Valentines Day too.

Salt Dough Ornaments

What you need

4 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 1/2 cups of hot water
holiday cookie cutters
decorations, glitter, paint, beads, etc.

Knead the dough and roll it out to cut out shapes with cookie cutters (just like if you were making sugar cookies). Place them on a microwave-safe plate and microwave on high for about 2 minutes.
Paint and decorate as desired. Most of all, be creative and have a lot of fun!

Yield will depend on how big you make them!

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