Some of my favorite and most long-lasting kid-made ornaments on our tree are made from salt dough.
Salt dough is such a fun medium to use. It’s easy to make, simple for little hands to work with, and the creative possibilities are endless.
Every year I find great ideas for salt dough ornaments for kids. And, we’ve made several of our own to decorate our Christmas tree.
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I’ve rounded up some of my favorite salt dough ornament ideas. Some of these are ideas we’ve made ourselves and others and ideas I’d love to try.
I just know you’ll find some great ideas you’ll want to do with your kids!
Handprint, Footprint, and Fingerprint Salt Dough Ornaments for Kids
Use handprints to make a fun group of snowmen with this beautiful Snowman Keepsake Ornament from Learning and Exploring Through Play. This would also be a perfect ornament to give as a gift.
These Salt Dough Fingerprint Baubles from The Best Ideas for Kids are super simple and super fun to make. Don’t you want some on your tree?
Use your fingerprints to make the lights on the tree with this fun Christmas Tree Ornament idea from Mommy’s Bundle.
Or, you can use your fingerprints to make buttons for these cute Gingerbread Man Ornaments from The Imagination Tree.
Your handprint is the perfect canvas for this Handprint Santa Ornament from From ABCs to ACTs.
Show off your little one’s adorable footprints with this Mistletoe Footprint Keepsake Ornament from Fun Handprint Art.
Use an imprint of your finger to make a cute nutcracker. Check out Rainy Day Mum to make a Keepsake Nutcracker Ornament.
Fingerprints turn into an adorable snowman enjoying the snow with this Snowman Ornament from Crafty Morning.
Turn your footprint into an adorable reindeer ornament with this adorable Footprint Reindeer Ornament from Fun Handprint Art.
More Fun Salt Dough Ornaments for Kids
Add a little old-fashioned flair to your tree when you make a batch of our Salt Dough Candy Cane Ornaments.
Make a batch of colored salt dough and use it to make our pretty Salt Dough & Pony Beads Ornaments.
Does your kid love emojis? If so, they’ve love to make this fun and silly Salt Dough Emoji Ornaments from Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
Get out cookie cutters for these Glittery Salt Dough Ornaments from The Best Ideas for Kids.
Use Christmas-scented salt dough to make a lovely Christmas Star Garland from Rainy Day Mum.
Melt pony beads in the middle of your ornaments to make these beautiful Salt Dough Suncatcher Ornaments from Homegrown Friends.
What’s Christmas without the Grinch? Decorate your tree with these fun Grinch Ornaments from Kitchen Counter Chronicles.
Use sea glass to decorate a Christmas tree with this beautiful Tree Ornament from Red Ted Art.
Decorate your ornaments with melted crayon to make these Melted Crayon Salt Dough Ornaments from The Artful Parent.
Let your imagination guide you to make whatever ornaments you like with Rainy Day Mum’s recipe for The Quickest Ever Salt Dough. It’s a great basic recipe to get you started creating!
No matter what you decide, simple is always a good idea. Mama Smiles shows you how her daughter helped guide the process to make a whole batch of salt dough ornaments. While Crayon Freckles shows you how to involve your child in every step of the process. Let them make the salt dough and then create with it.
Which of these salt dough ornaments for kids are you going to make with your family this year?
You may also like one of these Christmas activities:
Countdown to Christmas
If you’re anything like me, I know you’re looking for fun family activities to do this Christmas. But, not just anything. I’m not looking for elaborate and I’m definitely not looking for something that would require a million trips to the craft store.
That’s why I just love Countdown to Christmas – 24 Activities, Crafts, and Recipes to Countdown to Christmas by Cerys Parker from Rainy Day Mum. The activities are simple (you won’t find anything elaborate) and definitely fun. They’re perfect for families. And, they’re perfect for the advent season.
This fabulous resource for Christmas family fun can be purchased here. Take a peek, you’ll love it!