Salt Dough Reindeer Ornament

Which is your favorite reindeer? It’s Rudolph here hands down! That’s why we love this red nosed salt dough reindeer ornament!

This is such a fun and easy to make Christmas craft for kids and it makes a wonderful gift.

Salt Dough Reindeer Ornament Idea

Have the little footsie ready? These is a perfect keepsake to be made with a baby’s foot and older kids can make it by themselves.

Salt Dough Reindeer Ornament



  • Salt dough (you can see the recipe we used here)
  • Non Toxic Craft Paints
  • Brushes
  • 2 Sprigs of Pine
  • School Glue
  • Wax Paper


Roll the salt dough into a ball. Flatten until about 3/4 inch thick.

Press your baby’s foot down to imprint.

Trim along the edges leaving a border and remove excess dough.

Reindeer Craft

Place on wax paper and microwave for 15 seconds, repeat.

Continue on 20 seconds at a time until dough is dry and hardens.

Let cool completely before painting.

Painting your reindeer:

Use a light brown color to paint the full footprint, let dry.

Use a dark brown to paint in the stamped part of the footprint (toes, heel, etc) refer to picture.

Paint eyes and a nose , allow to dry.

Glue the pine sprigs to the back of the reindeer to create antlers (you can either use real ones or fake ones – I suggest fake ones if you plan to have this ornament for a longer time).

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Salt Dough Reindeer Ornament for Kids to Make

Salt Dough Reindeer Ornament

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