Is it time to get jolly yet? Well yes! Why not make a fun and easy Handprint Santa Salt Dough Ornament with your kids!
This is a fun project for kids of all ages as hands of all ages will look cute – baby, toddler, preschooler, kindergarten kids and older!
Handprint Santa Salt Dough Ornament
What you will need:
- 1 Cup All Purpose Flour
- 1/2 Cup Salt
- 1/4 Cup Warm Water (you may need to add a bit more)
- Note* Dough should not be sticky
- Craft Paints & Brushes
- Wax Paper
- The hand of a willing participant!To Make Your Santa
Turn the salt dough out onto a lightly floured surface and knead it just as you would bread dough to remove air bubbles and obtain a smooth texture.
Cut a piece of dough, roll into a ball and flatten to about 1/2 an inch on the wax paper.
Sprinkle flour all over the palm of a hand and lightly on the dough to prevent sticking.
Press hand firmly down on the dough and lift it carefully. Use the butterknife to go around the edges and create a border.
Place the handprint in the microwave and heat for 15 seconds. Repeat. Then heat for 20 seconds.
Do this until the dough starts to dry out and change color (about 6 rounds).
You can paint the dough as long as it is starting to harden, it will dry and harden the rest of the way over night.
TIP* Paint the whole handprint white first, then paint the face section. It makes painting all the detail much easier!
More Salt Dough Ornaments to Make
- cute reindeer salt dough ornament
- salt dough peacock
- fingerprint Christmas tree
- mommy and me hedgehog salt dough ornament
- footprint keepsake
- gorgeous textured salt dough ornament
Need more cool ornament ideas?
A dear friend of mine has released a wonderful ebook full of easy peasy ideas for making Christmas ornaments with your kids (you’ve got all you need to make most of them at home already!).