Every year we like to make new ornaments for our Christmas tree. This year, we decided to make these fun Salt Dough Snowman ornaments.
These are so easy to make for kids of all ages. Plus salt dough ornaments are great choices because they pack away easily and look great year after year.
Are you ready to make some fun Christmas crafts? Grab some supplies and let’s get started creating!
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A batch of your favorite salt dough recipe
For this project, we used the Quickest Ever Salt Dough recipe from Rainy Day Mum since we did not have all day to work on this project. It worked great and we were ready to decorate our snowmen much sooner than if we would have used a traditional recipe.
How to make a salt dough snowman ornament
Once you have your salt dough recipe made, make three balls of salt dough. You’ll want them to be three different sizes each one a little bigger than the other.
Flatten each salt dough ball into a circle. The thicker the circle, the longer it will take to dry. But, make sure it’s not too thin or it will break easily. Ours were between 1/8 and 1/4 inches thick.
Line your circles up and overlap the edges to get a snowman shape. Squish your overlapped edges together a bit so that they dry all in one piece.
Use your toothpick to make a small hole in the top of your snowman’s head.
Now it’s time to let your salt dough dry and harden.
Decorate your salt dough snowman
After your ornaments are dry, use the white craft paint to paint your entire snowman white. Let your paint dry.
If you desire, you can use another color of craft paint to paint your snowman’s face. One of my daughters wanted to paint a face, the other waited to create her face out of buttons.
After the paint is dry, use your hot glue gun to attach your buttons all the way down your snowman.
We used hot glue because our salt dough snowman ornaments will be packed away each year and I wanted to make sure the buttons stayed put. Plus, both of my daughters are able to use a hot glue gun safely.
If you don’t want to use hot glue, any type of glue should work.
Finally, string some twine through your hole and hang your snowman on your tree.
They look so great on the tree!
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