We love using salt dough for all kinds of crafts, keepsakes and ornaments. Today’s craft is kid-made ornaments made with salt dough and Perler beads!
We actually made salt dough for this fingerprint lights photo frame and had salt dough left over. The kids wanted to play with it, so out came the Christmas cookie cutters and they made “cookies” using the Perler beads as “sprinkles”. These were so cute that we had to bake them and add string to it to use as tree ornaments!
The salt dough recipe is: equal cup flour(I used cake) and salt together with half water.
Press the desired shapes and transfer to a baking sheet(with baking paper underneath). Then, press the Perler beads into your dough shapes:
But don’t press too hard! Great for fine muscle control practice!
Bake these in a low heat oven (80’C/160’F) for around 2 hours. Our Perler beads are old, like 25+ years old, so it dit not melt like the new ones do. It should melt a little bit into the dough so it sets.
Pretty kid-made Ornaments, perfect for the younger crowd!
We have participated in the series Kid-made Christmas ornaments! Go see what other fabulous ornaments were shared!
Did you see this awesome book? 30 Ornaments for kids and big kids to make!Get your copy HERE