There's nothing I love more than a cute craft project that doesn't require a trip to Michael's. A simple project that comes out looking very similar to the Pinterest Inspiration. I have more Pinterest fails on my scorecard than you could even count, but this Santa salt dough ornament is making up for those flunks. These Santa ornaments are something I am going to treasure for years to come!
Salt Dough Recipe:
1/2 Cup of Salt
1 Cup of All Purpose Flour
1/2 Cup of Water
A sprinkling of Cinnamon for a festive scent
- Mix Ingredients in a bowl and knead by hand for 5 minutes.
- Roll out dough about 1/3 inch thick and make imprints with little one's hands.
- Cut out hand shape using a sharp kitchen knife.
Recipe makes approximately 4-5 handprints.
Preheat oven to 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
Dust cookie sheet with flour.
Lay shapes on cookie sheet.
Bake for 2 hours and flip over to bake for another 2 hours.
After taking the handprints out of the oven, we let them fully harden over night before painting.
I used acrylic paint and it took 3-4 coats per color, as the dough is porous.
For the fine details on the face and hat, I used the tip of a shish-kabob stick.
Make sure you poke a hole in the ornament before baking using the end of a shisk-kabob stick (I learned this the hard way).
If you create your own version, tag @mommasociety on instagram in the picture so I can check it out!
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