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12 Days of DIY Ornaments- Day 8: Salt Dough Ornament

December 8, 2015

On the 8th day of Christmas
The Global Chameleon Presents to you:
a Salt Dough Ornament
a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Ornament
a Thumbprint Reindeer Ornament
a
Peanuts Ornament
a Kid-Friendly Glitter Ornament
a Scrapbook Ornament 

a Nightmare Before Christmas Ornament &
An Inside Out Ornament

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12 Days of DIY Christmas Ornaments- Day 8: Salt Dough Ornaments

The ultimate kid-friendly craft: Salt Dough Ornaments!  Most of what you need is already on hand and the possibilities are endless to what you can create.  Round up the kiddos and get creative!

hereswhatyoullneed

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Cookie Cutters
  • Toothpick
  • Optional embellishments (buttons, sequins etc)

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Mix together 1 cup salt, 1 cup flour and 1/2 cup water

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Once mixed well, flour surface you are working on.  I used a cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil (parchment paper would work better) for easy clean up

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Grab a handful of dough and roll out with a rolling pin

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For handprint ornaments, press childs hand into dough

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cut dough around hand and using a toothpick, make two small holes at the top of the handprint (this is where you can loop ribbon through in order for it to hang)

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let the kids get creative and create little masterpieces. imagemy nieces used a tree cookie cutter and then pressed their thumb prints into it

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while I used my Eiffel Tower cookie cutter ($1.24, Sur La Table) to make myself an ornament

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Once you’re ready to bake your ornaments, make sure that each one has a small hole or two so that it can be hung on the tree.  Bake ornaments for an hour at 325 F

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Let cool completely, then you can paint your ornaments!

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Using acrylic paint, I painted gold over my eiffel tower

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After two coats of acrylic paint, I let dry overnight before adding on rhinestones

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The great part about this kid-friendly project is that each ornament will be entirely unique.  When working with a group of kids, place rhinestones, buttons, googly eyes and different craft embellishments for them to decorate their ornaments with.image

The biggest mess of this project is probably the flour, but everything else you can just throw in your bowl and throw the bowl in the sink to rinse everything off!  Bust out your cookie cutters and crafts, and get creative with these easy salt dough ornaments!

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Share your salt dough ornaments below!

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