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.
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.
After the ornaments dried, I used some ribbon I already had to make hangers.
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!
>What a cutie!! Love fun homemade crafts! 🙂
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IS THE RECIPE FOR THE SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS JUST FOR ONE ORNAMENT. WE WANT TO MAKE THE SANTA HAND ORNAMENT, I HAVE 12 CHILDREN IN MY SUNDAY SCHOOL CLASS, HOW MANY RECIPES DO I NEED TO FIX?
This recipe makes around 12 smaller ornaments. Since the handprints will be larger, you’ll need to triple the original recipe.
Great idea, and your son is doing a fabulous job! How precious!!
this is a good ideal..thank you for sharing..i think we are going to have fun making these.