How to make Christmas ornament with salt dough

November 24, 2015Ama Buffin

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Did you already take out the Christmas decoration? I didn’t start decorating the house yet, but I’m busy making some new decor. I like to keep it simple and kids friendly. For this craft we will use salt dough and make some cute ornaments. It’s fun and you already have all materials in hand. We gonna give a little twist to the traditional salt dough by adding some white paint in it. This will give the dough a modern whiter color.

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Materials & Tools:

  • Flour
  • salt
  • water
  • white acrylic paint
  • parchment paper
  • cutter & scissors
  • cardboard
  • pencil
  • ribbon

To make the dough, put in a container, 1 cup of flour, 1/2 cup of salt and 1/2 cup of water. Mix until you get an elastic dough that does not stick to fingers. Add 4 spoons of acrylic paint and mix it with the dough. You may need to add a little extra flour if the dough is too sticky.

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Cover your working area with parchment paper, take a ball of dough and extend it with a glass or a rolling pin.

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I wanted to make winter ornaments, a little more original than using traditional cookie shapes. To do so, you can draw snowflakes on a cardboard, cut out the shape and use it as pattern. To avoid the cardboard shape to stick on the dough, place a piece of parchment paper in between. Then you will be able to cut out the dough at the snowflake shape.

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Remove the extra dough around the snowflake shape. Make as much shapes as you want: stars, Christmas tree…Don’t forget to punch a hole on each figure to be able to pass a ribbon to hang it. Once you are done, place all the pieces on an oven plate, and bake at the lowest temperature for 35-45 minutes.

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Once it’s baked, took the pieces out of the oven, and let them cold down. Remove the parchment paper and attach a ribbon to hang them.

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And done! Pretty cool don’t you think? If you have some dough left, put it in a container and keep it in the fridge for a few days…Or you can give a try to this candle holder.

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