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Salt Dough Ornaments

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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.

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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Reviews of Salt Dough Ornaments:

1-5 of 32 reviews   Next >>

   Nov 20, 2016
Would not make this again.
These were great as far as ease and being able to decorate right away. BUT... The dough was full of air pockets after baking! They looked like 3-D maps of the Tetons, not nice flat cookies. Luckily my daughter is young enough she didn\'t care, but I\'m glad I ran out of salt and only made a quarter batch. 2 stars

  Emily  Dec 10, 2014
Would make this again.
It's tradition for me. Also made these with my mom. Know I do it with my kids. I all was make extra and store them for next year or backups. Plus these are great gifts. 5 stars

  Roberta  Aug 14, 2014
Would make this again.
I made these back when I was in school and fun to make with my kids my youngest will get to join in on the fun this year! 5 stars

  Denise MCdonald in thurmont,md  Dec 7, 2013
Would make this again.
these cookies where easy to make. good for kids to make 4 stars

  Jakob kitts in thurmont,md  Dec 7, 2013
Would make this again.
making these cookies r alsome and easy to make 5 stars

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