I love looking at all the beautiful glass and glittery ornaments that decorate the Christmas tree every year. But what i really love are the homemade decorations and kid-made ornaments that add that special touch to the holidays and home.
Those are the ornaments you can look back on each year and remember what Christmas is all about. Spending time with family and loved ones making memories.
With that in mind, I was inspired to make some salt dough ornaments myself this year with the kids. It was messy fun and also allowed me to get a little keepsake ornament to use every Christmas moving forward.
Looking to make the holidays extra special with your kids with homemade ornaments too?
I’ve rounded up 12 salt dough ornaments you can make with little ones this Christmas.
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For most of these salt dough ornaments, all you’ll need is flour, water, a shape cutter (or handprint and footprint) plus some colorful acrylic paint like this for decorating!
Click on the links below for some inspiration!
Let the kids roll out the dough and use a cookie cutter while you help paint this adorable Penguin Ornament.
Create a cute Fingerprint Christmas Tree Salt Dough Ornament using the kid’s fingerprints as lights!
Make a beautiful keepsake ornament using handprints for this Santa Ornament.
Love Rudolph? Try making a Salt Dough Reindeer using a footprint for even more fun.
You can also use your ornament for the tree or garland with this sparkly beaded Salt Dough Snowflake.
Make these cute Mitten Salt Dough Ornaments while reading a favorite Christmas story.
Let the kids explore their creativity while decorating in these Beaded Salt Dough Ornaments.
Make an adorable keepsake with these Gingerbread Man Ornament using fingerprints.
Do your kids love decorating with glitter? Help them make a Snowflake Salt Dough Ornament to make your Christmas tree extra sparkly this year!
Want your kid’s to have complete creative control? Let them paint Salt Dough Ornaments the way they please for an authentic toddler look :).So many different ways to decorate ornaments and truly cherish the holiday memories with kids!
Ana, a mom to three rambunctious little boys, has supported thousands of women throughout their pregnancy and motherhood journey since 2012 as a prenatal and postpartum educator at MommysBundle.com.