Handprint Santa Salt Dough Ornament

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 - this Christmas craft is a must make

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
  • Butterknife
  • The hand of a willing participant!To Make Your Santa

Making a Salt Dough Ornament

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!

Salt dough handprint Santa ornament

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Fun Handprint Santa Salt Dough Ornament

Handprint Santa Ornament

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1 thought on “Handprint Santa Salt Dough Ornament”

  1. What a cute idea, I love how this came out, now I have another craft project I can do with
    my little grandchildren. thanks
    @tisonlyme143

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