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DIY Salt dough ornaments

These salt dough ornaments are fun and easy to make. My girl had a lot of fun making and painting them. This can be made for example before Easter, Christmas or even as a wonderful hand- or footprint keepsake.

This craft is the 2nd craft in our 8 days of - Family fun - (you can see more on this here). If you make today's craft make sure you share a photo on Facebook or Instagram - use #tinycrafts and tag @tiny_viking_ so we can see your crafts.

To make salt dough ornaments you will need:

  • Bowl

  • Baking paper

  • Cookie cutters (optional)

  • Straw, for making holes

  • Paint

  • Clear coat sealer (optional)

  • ribbon

Salt dough - super easy recipe:

  • 256 g All-purpose flour

  • 128 g salt

  • 128 g water

  • 1 tsp oil


  1. Mix flour and salt together in a bowl. Slowly mix water into flour mixture until dough is smooth and easy to handle. (can be stored in closed container in fridge up to 1 month)

  2. Dough should not be sticky! If to dry add more water, if to sticky add more flour

  3. Once you have rolled out your dough you can use cookie cutters to make a variety of shapes or use your hand as a stencil for a wonderful hand print keepsake

  4. If you are making an ornament for hanging, be sure to poke a hole (you can use a straw) before baking the dough

  5. Place ornaments on baking paper and bake at 175°c for about 1,5 hours, checking after 1 hour. The time will vary depending on how thick your "cookies" are. Let cool

  6. Paint and decorate as desired

  7. For a durable finish, coat with an acrylic varnish or clear spray paint

  8. Once the paint is dry, just cut a piece of ribbon, thread it through the hole and hang


Remember to share your photos on Facebook or over on Instagram – use #tinycrafts and tag @tiny_viking_ . So we can see your crafts! Have fun! ♡

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