Salt Dough Ornaments


Make this year’s tree a bit more personal with some easy-to-make homemade ornaments.

All you need are a few ingredients, creativity and some willing participants!


2 C. flour
1 C. salt
1 C. water


Popsicle stick
Paint, markers, glue, glitter, fabric, etc.
or any other decoration materials


Mix the salt and flour. Add in half the water, and then gradually add the remaining water. Knead until the dough is smooth.

For flat dough ornaments, roll out the dough on baking paper using a floured rolling pin. Use cookie cutters to shape the dough as desired, or just use your hands.

Dust the dough with flour and add details to the ornaments with a popsicle stick (or any small utensil).

Then use a straw to make a hole in the dough so that you can hang the ornament once it’s cooked and decorated.




Time: Time varies based on thickness of ornament.
About 1 1/2 hours – or until dry

Let cool before you begin to decorate. Paint with acrylic paints. Glue on beads, buttons, or any other fun accessories. Coat with acrylic varnish when everything is dry.