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Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments (Toddler Craft)

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A few weeks ago, Bryson & I made Christmas ornaments.  We had so much fun and he really loved this activity.  It’s so simple and you probably have everything you need already. 

For the ornaments, I mixed up the following
Salt Dough Recipe (for ornaments)

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/4 water

If the recipe turns out too sticky, just add a bit more flour.  Roll it out on a floured surface & use cookie cutters to make your ornaments.  We went with Christmas trees and stars.  Use a straw to punch holes through the ornaments before baking.   Bake for 1 hour at 250 degrees or until completely dry.

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After you pull them out of the oven and let them cool, it’s time for the kids to go to town!  I brought out non-toxic finger paint and Bryson had so much fun painting each ornament.  Play clothes are a must for this activity.  Even so, Bryson went straight into the tub when he finished decorating.

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After the ornaments dried, I used some ribbon I already had to make hangers.

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As you can see from the above picture, Bryson also enjoyed snacking while painting.  He had a bowl (or maybe I should say a mouthful) of marshmallows and fruit snacks. 

**If your child feeds an ornament to your dog as a “treat” I cannot promise that you will not be cleaning up dog vomit.  One certain little boy did this two days in a row which means one lucky mom got to clean up dog vomit two days in a row!

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