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DIY Salt Dough Ornaments

I’m over at momtastic today sharing one of the best Christmas crafts ever.  It takes only 3 ingredients which I can practically guarantee are already in your pantry (salt, flour, and water), it’s appealing to kids of all ages, and it can be extended into an activity that lasts practically all day.  Plus the end product is a perfect grandparent gift.


Salt dough ornaments are essentially three favorite kid activities rolled into one.  First there’s cooking, the little ones get to pour and stir to their hearts content.  Next comes the kneading, rolling, and cookie cutters – basically play dough play.  Finally, once the kids have napped and the ornaments have dried out in the oven, it’s time to paint!


Check out the full post for the simple directions and bookmark it for upcoming school vacations!

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Mommy Cameron @ Raising the Cameron Clan December 2, 2011 at 1:13 pm

I agree. Salt dough is the best and you can be so creative with it.


Meg December 3, 2011 at 12:18 am

Thanks! About to put these in the oven.


miamihoney December 3, 2011 at 12:26 am

Great idea~ we will be doing this tomorrow.


Hands Free Mama December 4, 2011 at 9:51 am

This is a perfect weekend activity! My daughters thank you! We will make them tomorrow for MeMe and PawPaw!


Kylie December 5, 2011 at 2:12 pm

This is the most brilliant Christmas craft ever! We made salt dough ornaments last year, my son was three and loved it. We gave some as gifts, put inside Christmas cards and kept some for our own tree. Much to my surprise they still look great a year later. I’ve never thought of using stamps – great idea!!


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