DIY Salt Dough Ornaments

I’ve been on the hunt for fun Christmas traditions, but with two little kids it has to be easy, inexpensive and not make a gigantic mess. After a little Pinterest hunting I discovered salt-dough hand prints and was super surprised at how easy they are.

It took one cup of flour, one cup of salt and half a cup of warm water. All ingredients I had sitting in my pantry. I mixed up the dough, rolled it into ornament sized circles and pressed they tiny hands in.  I thought the handprint would be the easy part, but I had to do it over a couple of times because there has to be a lot of pressure and babies aren’t super corporative.

After I was happy with their hand print I took a straw to cut a little hole for string. Then I put them on a baking sheet in a 200 degree oven for about three and a half hours. After they were done I wrote their names and year on the back and used festive twine to hang it on my tree!

It was super fun to make these and I can’t wait to look back on them in the years to come and see how little their hands were!!

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