Keeping Kids Busy on a Budget- Homemade Christmas Ornaments

17 11 2012

While searching through a few blogs the other day I came across an article written by Busy Bee Kids Crafts.  In her blog I found a recipe for “Salt Dough“, a multifunctional,  extremely cheap, homemade dough, that can be used for a variety of projects and crafts.  Since I normally have my children make a few Christmas ornaments each year, I thought this would be the perfect dough for making Homemade Christmas Ornaments.


1 cup salt
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup luke warm water

Mix all ingredients together and kneed dough for 5 minutes.

Roll out the dough until about 1/4 inch thick.  Cut shapes with cookie cutters.

Use a straw to make a hole for the ribbon to hang the ornament.

Place in oven at 200 degree for 2 hours.

Ornaments may need more or less time depending on how thick they are.

Paint away!  We used Acrylic Paint from Michael’s.

If you print out their 40% off coupon before going, it makes the purchase very cheap.

Attach a ribbon.

Ornaments are not only a great way to keep kids busy on a rainy day,

but also make great gifts for loved ones.

This is a fun way to allow the kiddos make gifts for Christmas without breaking the bank.

Make sure to write the child’s name and date of the back, so you can reminisce each year.

What are some cheap, adorable gifts, you have your kiddos create?




5 responses

17 11 2012
Keeping Kids Busy on a Budget- Creating Family Traditions « Teresa Chalmers

[…] Making Homemade Christmas Ornaments- See Blog Post Here […]

17 11 2012
Ed Tumbusch

Liza and I expect some ornaments made by the boys!

18 11 2012
Keeping Kids Busy on a Budget- Homemade Advent Calendars « Teresa Chalmers

[…] addition to making Homemade Christmas Ornaments every year, my family also participates in a Christmas tradition dating back to the 19th […]

24 11 2012
The Spirit of Giving- $5.00 Family Exchange « Teresa Chalmers

[…] years to come.  I have mentioned our Annual Christmas Tree Hunt (which we will be doing tomorrow), Making Homemade Ornaments (check), Making Homemade Advent Calendars (check), giving to local charities, and our yearly […]

2 12 2012
Aunt Judy

Yumm…. Save Aunt Judy a Christmas Cookie 🙂

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