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Salt Dough Ornament

Make this adorable Santa handprint ornament out of salt dough! You can find the recipe and directions on the blog!

Greetings Typically Simple readers!  I am excited to be back over on Kelly’s fun blog sharing an ornament to be remembered for years.

Have you ever made salt dough Ornaments?  Maybe when you were younger in elementary school?  They are rather simple, require just three ingredients for the dough and the creative possibilities are endless.  Think hand print, foot print, cookie cutters, beads, paints, ribbons, and if you must – glitter.

To create the dough…
1/2 Cup Salt
1/2 Cup White Flour
1/4 Cup Water

Knead those three ingredients together until you have a ball of dough.  If you would like to add food coloring be sure to do that while kneading the dough.  Next, roll out the dough onto wax paper or a countertop sprinkled with flour.  The dough should be about a half inch thick.

If you are making hand impressions like the Santa that we created be sure to press your little one’s hand down deep into the dough to ensure it holds it’s shape.  Then use a knife to cut around the hand to create a clean edge.  Use a straw to create a hole in the top of your ornament.  For ornaments created with cookie cutters add beads and glitter, then puncture a hole through the the top of your ornament.

Place the dough on a lined cookie sheet and bake for 3 hours at 200 degrees.

After allowing the ornaments time to cool, paint or use markers to decorate as desired.  I sprayed a paint sealant over our Santa to ensure his paint did not chip.  Add a ribbon through the hole and you are ready to add your ornament to the tree or onto a wrapped gift for loved ones.

Happy Holidays to you and yours!

12 Days of Simple Christmas Ornaments
Day 1: Glitter Light Bulb
Day 2: Scrabble Tile Ornament
Day 3: Snow Globe Floating Ornament
Day 4: Ribbon Wreath 
Day 5: Ribbon Tree
Day 6: Glitter Monogram
Day 7: Salt Dough Ornament
Day 8: Snowman Ornament
Day 9: Glitter & Snowflake Ornament
Day 10: Gingerbread Ornament 
Day 11: Curled Paper Strips Ornament
Day 12: Bottle Cap Ornament