These sugar cookie salt dough ornaments looks real and delicious. They make the perfect keepsake ornament for your Christmas tree.
Salt dough ornaments are some of our favorites to make each Christmas. My kids adore making homemade ornaments, hanging them on the tree, and reminiscing over them for years to come. Salt dough has a bit of a play dough feel making it fun for kids to work with, but has a firmer consistency that can be baked and saved!
Sugar Cookie Salt Dough Ornaments
These salt dough ornaments are adorable and look just like real sugar cookies. Cookie baking and decorating is a Christmas tradition in our household, and I love observing the creativity as each of my children attack the cookies with frosting and sprinkles.
This sugar cookie salt dough ornament will look lovely on the tree and serve as a Christmas keepsake for years to come.
What you need to make the salt dough:
1 cup salt
2 cups of flour
¾ cup of water
Salt Dough Instructions:
In a large bowl mix salt and flour together.
Gradually stir in the water. Mix ingredients well until it forms a soft and doughy consistency.
You can now knead the mixture with your hands until smooth.
Additional supplies to make the salt dough ornaments:
Ribbon for hanging
Green craft paint
To Make the Sugar Cookie Salt Dough Ornaments:
Flatten out the dough and use your cookie cutters to craft your dough shapes.
Use your pencil to poke a hole for hanging at the top of the ornament.
Place the salt dough cut-outs into the oven at 180 degrees.
Bake the salt dough ornaments at 180 for around 2 hours. Time will depend on oven type as well as thickness of the cutouts. BE SURE to check on them about every 20 minutes to keep from burning.
Once cool, use craft paint to add the “frosting” to the salt dough ornaments.
While the paint is still wet, sprinkle the candy sprinkles over the paint. The wetness of the paint will help the sprinkles stay put.
Once dry, cut a length of ribbon and string through the hole for hanging and place on the tree.
Your children will love to make these and they will look beautiful with your Christmas or holiday decor!