Gingerbread Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornament Recipe | Kid Friendly Thing To Do

cinnamon salt dough ornament



1 c. flour
1/4 cup, plus 2 Tablespoons of salt
1/4 cup, plus 2 Tablespoons of hot tap water
2 Tablespoons of cinnamon – or more to add a darker brown color, and wonderful scent
Food coloring is optional

Decorating Supplies:
Puffy paint
Optional – markers


  • Instructions:
    Combine flour, cinnamon, and salt.
  • Add hot water, & food coloring if you want. (without food coloring, the dough will turn a nice brown color with bits of cinnamon throughout).
  • Knead for 5 minutes on floured board

Now, to make your dough into ornaments for your tree

making cinnamon salt dough ornaments

  • Here’s what you’ll need:
    rolling pin
    Gingerbread shaped cookie cutters
  • Instructions:
    Roll out your dough, just like play dough

making cinnamon gingerbread ornaments

  • Use your cookie cutters to make shapes

making cinnamon gingerbread ornaments

  • Once you have made your shapes, ***take the straw and make a hole for your ornament. Push the straw into the desired location
  • Some dough may be left in your straw. Just, tap it or squeeze it out before each ornament


 Drying your ornaments:
You can let them air dry for 1-5 days. To speed up the process, bake them on a cookie sheet at 200-degrees for 3 hours.

making cinnamon gingerbread ornaments

Decorating your ornaments:
Before you get started –  **Don’t forget to put names on the back and the date for a keepsake

  • Help kids by giving them a picture of a gingerbread boy and girl for inspiration.
  • Let kids use the puffy paint to create their own gingerbread boy or girl



**Room Parents – Classroom Party Idea

These would make a great gift for kids to take home to loved ones! Just make the shapes at home, and bring things to decorate them for the party! Let the kids add their special touches, and don’t forget your name and date.