Color Salt Dough Ornaments

LAST UPDATED: May 19, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Nov 27, 2015 | By: Julie Blanner

How to make Color Salt Dough Ornaments – a whimsical way to decorate for Christmas and a fun activity for both adults and children. These Color Salt Dough Ornaments can adorn a Christmas tree or be used as handmade gift tags.

How to make color salt dough ornaments | a beautiful DIY Christmas ornament

A few years ago, the girls and I made salt dough ornaments together. I had fond memories of making them as a child and wanted to share that with them. After the girls talked us into their own personal Christmas trees this year, I realized that we needed an abundance of shatterproof ornaments.

We spent the morning making color salt dough ornaments with a friend. It’s a beautiful way to decorate their trees, without a lot of effort or expense. We mixed a soft pink, light blue, mint green and yellow and pressed away with cookie cutters.

How to Make Color Salt Dough Ornaments:

DIY Color Salt Dough Ornaments on julieblanner.com

Roll out dough.

Homemade Christmas ornaments make beautiful gifts and gift tags

Cut shapes using cookie cutters.

DIY Color Salt Dough Ornaments on julieblanner.com

How to make color salt dough ornaments | a beautiful DIY Christmas ornament

Leave your cookie cutter in to maintain shape and insert straw to make a hole.

Homemade Christmas ornaments

Homemade Christmas Ornaments kids can make

How to Color Salt Dough for the Prettiest Hues:

Mint Green – 2 drops liquid green food coloring

Pink – 2 drops liquid red food coloring

Yellow – 4 drops liquid yellow food coloring

Soft Blue – 1 1/2 drops…place 2 drops in 1/3 c water, adding just 1/4 c to the dough

How to make color salt dough ornaments | a beautiful DIY Christmas ornament

How to make color salt dough ornaments | a beautiful DIY Christmas ornament

Printable Color Salt Dough Ornaments Recipe:

DIY Color Salt Dough Ornaments on julieblanner.com
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Color Salt Dough Ornaments

How to make Color Salt Dough Ornaments - a whimsical way to decorate for Christmas and a fun activity for both adults and children. These Color Salt Dough Ornaments can adorn a Christmas tree or be used as handmade gift tags.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 c flour
  • 2 c salt
  • 2 c water

Instructions

  • Combine flour, salt and 1 cup of water. Divide into 4 dough balls and set 3 aside.
  • To evenly distribute color, add food coloring to ¼ c water combine with dough ball. Knead with hands, if needed. Repeat for each shade.
  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Roll dough, cut and use a straw to make a hole. Place onto parchment lined cookie sheets {flat sheets are best} and bake 20 minutes. Flip and return to oven 15 minutes.

Notes

Use your favorite cookie cutters or fingerprints. You can also use these as gift tags!

Enjoy!

Disclosure

mini loaves of bread gift wrapped