Salt Dough Ornaments–Tutorial

Recipe -

  • 3 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of table salt
  • 1 + cups of hot water (tap not boiling)

Needed Items -

  • Salt dough
  • Cookie sheet
  • Straw
  • Cookie cutter or knife
  • Rolling pin
  • Cute baby

 

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Instructions -

Combine the flour and salt and mix together with a fork.  Add the hot water.  Start with one cup and then add a little at a time until the dough no longer sticks to the side of the bowl.  If you add to much water and the dough gets sticky just add a little more flour.

Roll out the dough on a cookie sheet to your desired thickness.  I did it exactly like I would sugar cookies.  I aimed for 1/4 inch thickness.  (Thicker is better when drying)  Press your baby’s hand or foot into the rolled dough.  We did toes because it’s what E wanted to do!

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Cut away the excess with a cookie cutter or a knife.  Use a straw to poke a hole in the ornament for a ribbon.

You can either let them air dry or bake them for 30 minutes at 200 degrees.

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You can make the dough ahead of time as well.  Just wrap it in plastic wrap and place in an air tight container.

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After they dry I’m going to take write E’s name and the year on them with a paint pen.  They are going to make great gifts for E’s great grandparents.

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