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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.

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

Place onto parchment lined cookie sheets and bake.

Printable Color Salt Dough Ornaments Recipe:

Color Salt Dough Ornaments

Prep Time 10 mins Cook Time 30 mins Total Time 40 mins

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.

Ingredients

Directions

  1. Combine flour, salt and 1 cup of water. Divide into 4 dough balls and set 3 aside.
  2. To evenly distribute color, add food coloring to ¼ c water combine with dough ball. Knead with hands, if needed. Repeat for each shade.
  3. Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  4. 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.
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These beautiful homemade ornaments make great take home favors and gift tags as well!

Enjoy!

10 comments on “Color Salt Dough Ornaments”

  1. I made these years ago with my grandchildren. They’re grown now!! Thanks for the memories!!

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  4. Is that 200 Fahrenheit or 200 Celsius?

  5. Other recipes I have read indicate it should bake for at least 4 hours. I find it interesting that this recipe calls for 35 minutes. I will give it a try and see how it works.

  6. I’m planning on using this recipe to do my sons handprint ornaments for the grandparents tomorrow. Do you still recommend I flip them half way through the cooking process? I don’t want the handprint shape to distort. Also I noticed a lot of recipes recommend sealing them and you did not suggest that. I will be writing his name and the year on them with a permanent marker so I don’t know if any of that makes a difference. Any suggestions?

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