A DIY Melted Snowman and Candy Cane Salt Dough Ornament Idea and Recipe for Christmas with Kids

A DIY Melted Snowman and Candy Cane Salt Dough Ornament Idea and Recipe for Christmas with Kids, teens and adults - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Oh my goodness. I have found my new favorite craft recipe. Salt Dough is so much fun! Last weekend, the kids and I made a couple of different ornaments with salt dough and I can’t wait to share the recipe and the “how to” on our Melted Snowman and Simple Candy Cane Ornament. Come on in and I’ll share A DIY Melted Snowman and Candy Cane Salt Dough Ornament Idea and Recipe for Christmas with Kids

A DIY Melted Snowman and Candy Cane Salt Dough Ornament Idea and Recipe for Christmas with Kids, teens and adults - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Here’s a Basic Salt Dough Recipe:

You’ll Need:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 cup of water 

Instructions:

  • In a large bowl, mix the salt and flour
  • Gradually add the water in until it forms a nice thick dough. Don’t add too much or it will be a sticky mess
  • That’s it! You have dough ready to play with and bake

Molding and Playing:

  • Set out some wax paper for the kids to make their shapes on
  • Don’t forget to poke a hole in your creation – a straw works great for that
  • When you’re ready to bake, transfer the creation still on wax paper to a baking sheet

Baking:

  • Bake at 250 degrees for about 1&1/2 hours

Finishing:

  • Paint as needed – you can also add glitter glue 
  • Let dry
  • Seal with Modge Podge or another clear craft sealant

A DIY Melted Snowman and Candy Cane Salt Dough Ornament Idea and Recipe for Christmas with Kids, teens and adults - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

To Make a Melted Snowman:

  • Give the kids a ball of dough and let them roll it out into an oblong shape for the body
  • Give them a much smaller ball of dough to shape into the head
  • Place the head somewhere on the body
  • Mold a carrot nose out of a little piece of salt dough and attach it to the head
  • Don’t forget to use a straw to make a hole for hanging
  • Bake, cool, and paint like above

A DIY Melted Snowman and Candy Cane Salt Dough Ornament Idea and Recipe for Christmas with Kids, teens and adults - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Seal and hang! 

A DIY Melted Snowman and Candy Cane Salt Dough Ornament Idea and Recipe for Christmas with Kids, teens and adults - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

Candy Cane Salt Dough Ornament:
(This makes about 2 dozen candy canes) 

  • Make the basic salt dough recipe
  • Make another basic recipe, but this time add red food coloring to the water before mixing in with the flour/salt mixture

Instructions:

A DIY Melted Snowman and Candy Cane Salt Dough Ornament Idea and Recipe for Christmas with Kids, teens and adults - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Take a pinch of salt dough from each color and roll them just like you would with playdough to form long tubes

A DIY Melted Snowman and Candy Cane Salt Dough Ornament Idea and Recipe for Christmas with Kids, teens and adults - www.kidfriendlythingstodo.com

  • Wrap the 2 tubes around each other like the image above and shape into a candy cane shape
  • Bake as directed at the top of the post and seal when cooled
  • Add a ribbon to the top for hanging

That’s it! 

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Merry Christmas Everyone! 

 


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