Salt Dough

"This is dough you can use to make Christmas ornaments"
photo by Tinkerbell photo by Tinkerbell
photo by Tinkerbell
photo by AZPARZYCH photo by AZPARZYCH
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  • Mix all ingredients together except water together.
  • Mix water in a little at a time.
  • Knead dough 7-10 minutes.
  • Roll out dough and cut into shapes.
  • Allow to air dry or bake at 325 on a foiled cookie sheet.
  • For each 1/4 inch of thickness, cook for 1/2 hour.
  • Allow to cool and decorate as desired.
  • Store dough in plastic bag.

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  1. Barbara S.
    We still have an ornament made from this recipe from 1983 - 37 years old - made when my sons were 2 and 4. Our granddaughters are now 2 and 4 so I am doing this with them tomorrow. If you are careful with them, the ornaments can last longer than people :-).
  2. AmyZoe
    We made Christmas ornaments with an almost identical recipe. The only difference was you bake at 200 for about an hour (2 or 3 hours for thicker ornaments). We were making gingerbread shapes so we added cinnamon, ginger, and cloves to give it a brown color. The best part was the smell while it was baking. We all wanted to eat it too! Nice easy dough to work with. Thanks for posting!
  3. Tinkerbell
    So fun! I made this with my toddler yesterday and aside from her insisting on taking a bite of an unpainted salt cookie, all went well. :) The dough is so easy to work with & she was able to roll & cut her own. I baked the shapes as directed and then we painted with Delta Ceramacoat acrylic paints. Thanks for a great activity, Eastomgm! I'll make this again near Christmastime so she can make ornaments for the family. Made & enjoyed for Spring 2010 Pick A Chef. You've been adopted! :)
    I made this for my 3 yr old DS so he can give out presents of his own for Christmas. Made as directed and it was easy to make and roll out for ornaments. DS did all the cutting with the cookie cutters and painted them as well. Thanks for a great recipe, DS is so excited to wrap them up and give out!!
  5. littlethibault
    I made this with my kids last night. The dough was super easy to work with, just make sure you flour the board well when rolling out. I baked them as directed, and they turned out great. Thanks for sharing this fun recipe!


  1. Judy A.
    Can you store this in the refrigerator and use it over and over like play dough?



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