You’ll love creating with this salt dough recipe!

If you’re looking for a fun Easter gift to share with family and friends, try this salt dough recipe and use with your baby.

Salt dough ornaments are fun ways to get your family involved in creating and decorating. It’s also a fun way to preserve how big your little ones are at a specific moment by imprinting their hands and feet.

Here’s the supplies you’ll need:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • Water (no set amount. I’ll explain!)
  • Paint
  • Glue *optional
  • Glitter *optional
  • Yarn/Ribbon
  • Knife

First, preheat your oven to 250°.

Then, add the flour, salt, and a little bit of water together. Use a spoon at first, then you’ll notice the salt dough start to form together. If it’s easier to use your hand after mixing for a little bit, you can. Here’s where the water amount gets tricky.

Keep adding little amounts of water until your salt dough reaching play-doh consistency.

After it gets to that point, you should be able to roll your dough out and cut different shapes into it. If you have cookie cutouts, they’ll work great. You can also use a knife to cut out different shapes too.

For Easter, using egg shapes and making a big circle to use for a hand imprint is festive and preserves that moment too. To get your baby involved, press their hand in the circle cut out. It should easily make an impression.

Make sure to add holes at the top if you’re making any type of hanging ornament!

Then, place on a cooking sheet and keep it in the oven for two hours. After the two hours, let the ornaments completely cool.

After they cool, you can decorate. Depending on the age of your baby, they could help too.

Once they’re all painted, you can hang them up for decorations or give them away for gifts.

This activity can be easily modified for toddlers and older kids too. They’ll love mixing the ingredients together, painting, and making a gift for their loved ones.

Either way, creating salt dough ornaments can be a fun tradition for holidays all throughout the year!

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