If you’re looking for an easy activity to do with your kids, how about making Salt Dough Ornaments? These are a fun craft for any occasion!
It’s day 7 of self-isolation for us, during COVID-19 – we started last weekend… and have been trying to stay busy every day! I’ve shared some activities and free resources in this post if you’re struggling to find something to occupy your children. Today, I am sharing a quick DIY that is kid-friendly, can entertain them for over an hour (HALLELLUJAH!) and can be easily adapted for any occasion, season, or festival.
Salt Dough Ornaments can be Ramadan themed by using these cookie cutters available on Amazon. First off, I didn’t come up with this idea on my own, so I wanted to give a shout out to Erin at Cotton Stem and Sammy at The Cozy Home Chronicles who inspired me with their salt dough recipes!
This is a great craft to do with a few children during an afternoon playdate or party! You could also paint one side, flip them over and paint the other side another day.
We decided to decorate our mantel with these. Liyana had a blast figuring out how to put them up! Turns out she is quite particular about the pattern she likes them in… I wonder where she gets that from… 😉
Easy Salt Dough Ornaments to Make With your Kids
Easy salt dough ornaments to bring your festivities up a notch!
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup salt
1 cup warm water
Acryclic paints of choice or any paint you have at home and glitter if you want to be daring
Cookie Cutters – we are using Ramadan themed ones to start our Ramadan Decor since we are already stuck at home, might as well be productive right 😉
Parchment Paper or Silicone Mats to line trays
Stainless Steel Straw or something to make holes in the ornaments
- Preheat oven to 300F
- Mix warm water into flour and salt mixture to form a dough. Knead in a stand mixer until salt and flour completely combined – about 5 minutes. If kneeding by hand, then keep going until you see that all the salt and flour are combined and a smooth dough is made.
- Roll out dough about 1/4-1/2 inch thick and cut out desired shapes with cookie cutters. You have to work fast because the dough dries out quickly. If you notice it is drying out faster than you would like, dampen it with some warm water.
- Use your straw to punch a hole near the top of the shape for the string.
- Place shapes on a baking sheet and bake for 45-60 minutes at 300 F
- Let them cool down completely and then get busy painting!
- This makes approximately 20-30 salt dough ornaments depending on the size of the cookie cutter. We doubled the batch while baking with friends.
Hope you liked this quick craft! You can simply print out the recipe if you find that easier or I would love if you could Pin this post for later. If you make these, make sure you tag me on Instagram and share your creations with me!