DIY: Salt dough Christmas decorations

Christmas is by far the most popular celebration in our household and as Ari gets bigger, she’s been enjoying decorating the house and putting up decorations on our Christmas tree. This year, with the lockdowns and extra time at home, we thought it would be fun to make our own decorations for the Christmas tree so had a go at making salt dough ornaments.

It’s very easy, screen-free, messy fun and would recommend you have a go at it if you have a toddler/preschooler at home.

THH Difficulty Level: 

What you’ll need:

– 2 cups of flour

– 1 cup of salt

– 1 cup of water

– Twine

– Rolling pin

– Cookie cutters

– Acrylic paint and paintbrush


  1. Gather all your items. Pre-heat over at 120°C.
  2. Mix the salt, flour and water in a bowl. Knead until it does not stick to your fingers.
  3. Remove from the bowl and transfer onto a flat surface. Roll it into a cylinder.
  4. Slice the dough.
  5. Take a rolling pin and flatten each piece.
  6. Using the cookie cutter, cut out the shapes. Transfer onto baking tray.
  7. Grab a chopstick/kebab stick and poke a small hole at the top of your shapes.
  8. Place into the over at around 120°C to bake for 1.5- 2 hours. Let the shapes cool.
  9. Once the shapes have cooled down, you can paint them.
  10. Add some string onto your salt dough ornaments when the paint is dry and decorate your tree!

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