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DIY Salt Dough Snowman Ornaments


I swear that I’m rubbing off on my babies so much! Every time my oldest son sees a cookie cutter, paint brush, or glue stick he’s ready to do some crafting. It seems like we’re doing something new every couple of days. Now that Christmas is just a few weeks away, we’ve been pretty heavy on the homemade decorations.

Salt Dough Snowman Recipe

Every year I like making ornaments with them so they can put on the tree and add to it every year. Last year it was handprints, so this year we had to come up with something else.

Since we don’t get any snow here in south Florida, we chose to make salt dough snowman ornaments with an easy salt dough ornament recipe that can be used for handprint and footprint salt dough keepsakes.

They’re super easy, just messy enough for my babies to have fun, and will last for years. Enjoy!

What You Need


  1. Preheat oven to 200°. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Slowly pour in water and stir.

Salt Dough Snowman Ornaments - The Kreative Life

2. The mixture should start to form into a dough consistency. Take pieces of the dough and roll into a ball.

Salt Dough Snowman Ornaments - The Kreative Life

3. Form the ball into a snowman shape and place onto a cookie sheet. Allow the snowmen to bake for 3 hours. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.

Salt Dough Snowman Ornaments - The Kreative Life

4. Using the sponge brush, paint the snowmen white. Allow the paint to dry. Using the markers and glitter glue, add a face and accessories to the snowmen. Allow the decorations to dry.

Salt Dough Snowman Ornaments - The Kreative Life

5. Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the ornaments and allow to completely dry. Using the hot glue gun, attach a piece of the ribbon to the back of the ornament to help with hanging it on the tree.

Salt Dough Snowman Ornaments - The Kreative Life

Salt Dough Snowman Ornaments - The Kreative Life

Salt Dough Snowman Ornaments - The Kreative Life

Salt Dough Snowman Ornaments - The Kreative Life

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  1. Your ornaments came out great. I make salt dough ornaments with my boys every year and we always have so much fun decorating them.

  2. I love to make ornaments, and this is such an easy recipe. Thanks for sharing! We will have to make our own little snowmen.

  3. You kids are simply adorable! I have been looking for something to do with the kiddos durning the christmas break.

  4. These are adorable! I love that you can make them into anything you want. Kids can get so creative with this!

  5. I love the idea of using salt dough and making them with the kids! That’s definitely a lot of fun!

  6. Oh those snowmen look adorable. I’d love to try and make some cute snowman ornaments with this recipe. This would be a great December craft.

  7. This is such a great DIY project. It enables you as well to spend precious time with your kids. Great post!

  8. These snowman are too cute and I know my little cousins would love to make them and hang them on the Christmas tree (and hang some in their rooms too).

  9. These are so great ! I love home made ornaments I think they make a Christmas tree so much more special

  10. These are so cute! My nephews made me some last year and they hang proudly on my sentimental Christmas tree!

  11. What a fun thing to do together with kids, We are going to make this too, and for sure they will enjoy doing it.

  12. How creative. I think my kiddos would love to do this. I’ll give it a try. They want to do more and more projects.

  13. I’m sure my kids would love to do this little cute snowman ornaments. Love this cute idea.

  14. We used to make these when we were in school! I can still remember making different shapes out of salt dough. Those ornaments are so cute! Your boys have such creative talent.

  15. What a fun craft to do with the kids! I may have to try that with them this year.