It’s been a while since I’ve posted a Kid Craft project for you guys! This was a fun project the girls and I made for the holiday season, salt dough ornaments!
Cupcake and I have made salt dough ornaments once before, but we thought we’d give it another go and get Pumpkin in on the action, too. Oh, and I had some fun as well.
Cupcake did the mixing. 1 part salt, 1 part water, 2 parts flour. That’s it! (We used 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup water, 1 cup flour)
Give it a good stir until your dough is combined and you’re ready to roll! (you’ll want to use a little more flour on your surface/rolling pin if you’re having issues with the dough sticking) I rolled out the dough and let the girls do all the cutting. I had purchased a set of Christmas cookie cutters on clearance a while back and never opened them. This was the first project to break them in!
Pumpkin needed a little help making sure she pushed her cutters all the way down, but she still had so much fun picking out her shapes and cutting them out.
Cupcake is a pro. She has a lot of cookie cutting experience.
Momma even got into the action. I got out some stamps and ink and stamped my ornaments after cutting them out.
We used a straw to make a hole for stringing.
When all was said and done there was a big mess to clean up. I transferred all the ornaments to a parchment lined baking sheet and baked them at 200 (my lowest oven setting) for several hours (until I needed the oven for dinner). And then I let them sit out for a few days to make sure they were really, really dry.
And then we painted. We used acrylic paint, so they painted shirtless. So no pictures. Well, I have pictures, but I’m keeping them for myself. 😉
After the paint dried I applied a clear coat to keep the paint in place and give them a bit of shine. The girls really liked this project. We also made some handprints and let them paint those as well. The ornaments are being passed out as gifts, but the handprints are momma’s to keep forever!
This would be a fun Christmas break project if you’re scrambling for ideas to keep the kids busy!
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