When it comes to homemade Christmas ornaments that kids can make, dough ornaments are always popular.
For years moms have cherished tiny hand prints and other colorful ornaments their child made them with salt dough. But salt dough isn’t the only way for kids to make those ornaments.
Kids of all ages will have fun making these different play dough ornaments.
One of the best parts about making playdough ornaments is that kids can have fun squishing the material and playing with it before they shape it into their tree decorations.
For more sensory play fun, you may want to check out these homemade playdough recipes.
Play Dough Ornaments
Play Doh Ornaments — Have cans of Play-Doh that are drying out? It’s super simple to use that store bought play dough to make colorful Christmas ornaments.
Cranberry Playdough Ornaments— Kids will have fun playing with this festive homemade play dough. Afterwards, roll it out to create cranberry-colored ornaments that stand out against that ever green tree.
Salt Dough Ornament Recipe — Looking for a traditional salt dough recipe? This one is perfect for rolling out. Or, use it to make ornaments with your child’s hand print. Once baked and sealed, they will last for years.
White Clay Ornaments — You will love how white this dough is! With just 2 ingredients, you can create a dough that stays snowy white after it dries.
No-Cook Cinnamon Ornaments — Discover how easy it is to make your very own homemade cinnamon scented play dough. It’s perfect to play with during the holidays. Or, roll it out and use cookie cutters to make ornaments that give off the gentle scent to remind you of gingerbread.
How to Make Play Dough Ornaments
If you use a recipe that requires baking, you will want to set your oven at 200 degrees Fahrenheit.
The length of time needed will depend on which recipe you use, as well as how thick you roll your dough. Be sure to check the ornaments every 15-20 minutes to avoid over-cooking them.
Can You Bake Play Doh
Yes, you can bake store bought Play Doh.
Start with a low oven temperature (200 degrees Fahrenheit) and check after 10 minutes.
If you roll your dough to 1/4 inch thickness, it should only take 10-15 minutes.
Your child will have fun making each of these play dough ornaments. And they will make beautiful keepsakes for years to come.
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