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Whether you’re making them as part of your Christmas countdown or you’re just looking to add a few adorable keepsakes to your tree, salt dough ornaments made by your kids make the perfect addition to any holiday themed activities you have planned for this month.
Over the past couple of years, making them has actually turned into one of our family’s favorite holiday traditions and there is nothing quite like watching your collection of handmade ornaments grow year after year.
And did I mention that they’re easy to make? To make the salt dough itself, you’ll need just 3 ingredients. It doesn’t get much easier than that!
12 Spectacular Christmas Salt Dough Ornaments
If you’ve got a TMNT fan in your house, they’re going to flip over this hand print ninja turtle ornament from I Heart Arts n Crafts.
If reading The Mitten Tree is on your list of holiday activities this winter, the book and these mitten shaped hand print ornaments make the perfect pair.
Use your children’s hand prints to make a few Santa salt dough ornaments that will remind you of how small they once were for many Christmas’ to come.
Or add a quick cutout and add your little one’s photo like these photo keepsake ornaments from Teach Me Mommy.
Ready to move beyond the hand print? Why not give footprint ornaments a try with these reindeer footprint ornaments from Fun Handprint Art!
Or perhaps an Olaf? These adorable Frozen inspired salt dough ornaments are sure to be the highlight of the season if you’ve got a Frozen fan or two at home.
Combine the art of making salt dough ornaments with a little literacy practice with these salt dough letters! Whether you’re spelling out Christmas themed words or even your children’s names, this is one project they’re going to love!
There are so many fun Christmas themed items that you can turn your child’s hand print into and each one seems to be even more adorable than the last. These hand print salt dough Christmas trees are no different!
Not really feeling the Santa spirit this year? These Grinch salt dough ornaments make an awesome alternative and could easily be paired with either the book or the movie.
Or grab some felt from your crafting stash and pull together one of these salt dough footprint penguins.
This fingerprint snowman ornament would make a great keepsake for your own Christmas tree, but it would also make the perfect gift for the grandparents in your family.
Fingerprints? Why not! This beautiful Christmas tree salt dough ornament makes a great fine motor activity as well as an adorable keepsake for hanging on the tree.
And before you go, stop by and check out these magical ways to countdown to Christmas!