Christmas Ornament Crafting

Last week I made Christmas ornaments with a group of ladies for the kids at the orphanage I volunteer at. They almost looked like sugar cookies & if we didn’t paint them I’d be worried the kids would eat them!

No, those aren’t them. I just wish we were that talented 🙂

To make these you take 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup water and a cup of flour to make the salt dough. Then add food coloring if you want to make it a certain color (not necessary if you want to paint them).

Roll out the dough and use cookie cutters to form shapes out of the salt dough. If the salt dough is too sticky add more flour.

Use a straw to make a hole at the top. You’ll attach a ribbon or piece of string to hang the final product on a Christmas tree.

The trees and cute little bears were my favorite.

We were in a time crunch so we microwaved them for 1-2 minutes but this made them bubble and crack quite a bit. The tutorial here says to preheat the oven to 200 degrees F and bake for 2-5 hours depending on the thickness of your project. If there’s time I would definitely recommend baking.

You can then paint them however you would like – if I was at home I would have invested in some glitter paint. Definitely a fun & easy Christmas project to do with kids!

Patrick from Spongebob is on the bottom left 🙂



Leave a Reply