Salt Dough ornaments are a Christmas staple. We have a bunch that hang on our tree each year with little handprints and other shapes the kids have made. We're excited to share something a little different to do with salt dough this year – Christmas Sugar Cookie Salt Dough Ornaments.
These salt dough ornaments are an excellent craft for the kids to work on over break before Christmas.
These really are easy to make!
Mix the salt and flour. Then stir in the water.
Create your ornament shapes and bake.
“Frost” your cookies with white paint.
Don't forget the sprinkles before the paint dries!
- 1 cup salt
- 2 cups of flour
- ¾ cup of water
- White Paint
- Candy sprinkles
- Ribbon for hanging
- Cookie cutters or drinking glass
- Pencil or straw
- Wax paper
- In a large bowl mix salt and flour.
- Stir in the water. You want to mix ingredients well until it forms a soft dough.
- Knead the mixture with your hands until smooth.
- Flatten out the dough and use a drinking glass as a cookie cutter. Just press the mouth of the glass to the dough.
- Use your pencil or straw to poke a hole for hanging at the top of the ornament. You need to do this before baking.
- Place the salt dough cutouts on a piece of parchment paper and place them on a baking sheet.
- Bake in the oven at 250F for 2-3 hours. Time will depend on oven type as well as the thickness of the cutouts. Keep an eye on them about every 20 minutes to keep them from burning.
- Once the salt dough ornaments are cool, you can use white paint to “frost them.” Then sprinkle them with candy sprinkles while the paint is still wet.
- After the toppings have dried, you can add a coat of Mod Podge to help seal the ornaments.
- When everything is dry, add ribbon for hanging.
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These look just like the real sugar cookies that everyone enjoys at Christmas. They'd be super cute to give as gifts to those that love baking special holiday treats.