After making these handprint mitten ornaments, we had some salt dough left over to make some glittery snowmen and snowflakes.
- 1 cup of salt
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup water
- mixing bols
- parchment paper
- rollin pin
- Christmas cookie cutters (we used a snowman cookie cutter and our snowflake pancake pan)
- white Elmer’s Glue
- glitter (silver, red and green)
- black acrylic paint
- orange pom-pom (or orange acrylic paint)
Making Snowman and Snowflake Salt Dough Ornaments
I dotted on some eyes using black acrylic paint and, because I didn’t have any orange acrylic paint on hand, I snipped off a piece of an orange pom-pom and rolled it between my fingers to create a carrot nose.
Once one side was complete and dry, the boys flipped them over and we began the process all over again! Tie a ribbon through the hole, and that’s it!
I think they turned out pretty great!
For the snowflakes, my bugs pressed the salt dough into our snowflake pancake pan to make a snowflake impression. We baked them, along with our snowmen, in a 250° preheated oven for about 3 hours. Then the boys painted them using some leftover glitter paint from our handprint mitten ornaments. Once the paint dried, I put some glue in the snowflake indentation and my bugs sprinkled silver glitter on top.
We used some of the glitter ornaments as gift tags for relatives, and the rest we hung on our tree!
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