Posted by on Dec 17, 2013 in Christmas Activities, Salt Dough Crafts, Winter Activities | 0 comments

After making these handprint mitten ornaments, we had some salt dough left over to make some glittery snowmen and snowflakes.

Materials:

  • 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)
  • buttons
  • black acrylic paint
  • orange pom-pom (or orange acrylic paint)

Making Snowman and Snowflake Salt Dough Ornaments

Handprint Mitten Ornaments 1

Mix the salt, flour and water in a bowl, and knead well. You may need to add a tad bit more water if your dough is too dry.

Handprint Mitten Ornaments 2

Roll out the dough and cut out fun shapes using your cookie cutters. Don’t forget to poke a hole through with a straw for hanging. Bake the ornaments in a 250° preheated oven for about 3 hours.

salt dough ornaments 4

For the snowmen, I spread white glue only where I wanted certain colours of the glitter to go. M is sprinkling silver glitter over the snowman.

salt dough ornaments 3

It doesn’t matter if your kiddos pepper the entire ornament in glitter; you can just shake off the excess and move on :).

salt dough ornaments 5

Next, I put on some more glue and the boys sprinkled red glitter onto the ornament for the snowman’s scarf and hat brim.

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Then, green glitter for the top hat…

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And finally, they added on some buttons.

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!

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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.

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We used some of the glitter ornaments as gift tags for relatives, and the rest we hung on our tree!

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