Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 50 mins

A dough to make xmas ornaments or your child's hand print.*Update since I posted last* Its been a while since I made this dough, and a member reminded me that yes you will need more than 1/3 cup water,simply add enough water to mixture to form a moist biscuit type dough to work with.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup flour
  • 13 cup water
  • 12 cup salt
  • 2 -3 drops food coloring (optional)
  • glitter (optional)


  1. Slowly add water to flour. Mix in salt and optional ingredients.
  2. Knead with hands about 3 minutes.
  3. Roll out dough 1/2 to 1 inch thick depending on your craft project in mind.
  4. Cut out whatever shapes you want. Bake 300°F for 25 minutes on each side, or until hardened. Be sure to punch a tiny hole at the top of ornament before baking.
  5. When time is up, let cool at room temperature, then decorate with paints, glitters, etc.
Most Helpful

5 5

Super easy to make and fun to use. My 3 year old loved cutting out "owmanents fo da Kismas twee"! How fun.

5 5

My kids and I had a great time making ornaments. Thanks for the easy and fun recipe.

I wanted to love this recipe, but I tried it three times and it didn't work for me. All three times I used it to make my children's hand print ornaments, so perhaps a smaller cookie-cutter type one would have worked. I baked them the recommended time, but after the second bake, they were always a little brown. In addition, even though they browned, the ornaments remained soft in the middle. I even left them out on drying racks for days, but they never hardened. I did use the 2/3 cup water another reviewer mentioned, perhaps I should have played with it more before going right to 2/3 cup. On a plus, the dough rolled out beautifully and was easy to work. I really wish I had more success since it is a great idea for grandma gifts and my children's prints really looked cute in the dough.