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.
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 ½ Cup All-Purpose Flour
- 1 Cup Salt
- ¾ Cup Water
- White Acrylic Paint
- Sponge Brush
- Permanent Markers, Assorted Colors
- Glitter Glue, Assorted Colors
- Mod Podge
- Hot Glue Gun with Glue Stick
- Preheat oven to 200°. In a large bowl, mix flour and salt. Slowly pour in water and stir.
2. The mixture should start to form into a dough consistency. Take pieces of the dough and roll into a ball.
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.
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.