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Salt Dough Easter Eggs

We love salt dough crafts here and Easter is no exception to make some salt dough ornaments! If you have an Easter Tree these are perfect to make as DIY Easter tree ornaments. If you don’t have an Easter tree, you can still make these and hang around as Easter decorations or give as gifts for Easter. Kids love helping to make salt dough and they will have even more fun decorating these salt dough Easter eggs!

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Salt Dough Easter Egg Ornaments

This is a great classroom Easter activity as you can have each child decorate their own Easter eggs. Just keep in mind you will need to bake them or let them air dry for a few days and send home with additional baking and sealing instructions. And don’t forget to let parents know to keep salt dough away from pets.

We love that you can paint these in so many ways that each Easter egg ornament will be unique.

Easter Tree Salt Dough Ornaments

Making salt dough is really easy!

You only need 3 ingredients: flour, salt and water. And just a friendly reminder due to the salt content, please keep away from pets as it can be toxic to them.

You’ll also need an Easter Egg cookie cutter so you can easily make the Easter egg shapes.

Salt Dough Easter Egg Ornaments

Supplies Needed

Watch the Video Tutorial

Directions to Make Salt Dough Easter Tree Ornaments

Once you’re done making your salt dough (print the recipe off  here first), follow these steps to turn them into your Easter egg ornaments.

1. First, make your dough.

You can print off our salt dough recipe here which has the exact measurements and baking instructions to make your salt dough. If you do not want to make a lot of ornaments, cut the recipe in half.

2. Roll out the dough.

Once you’re done kneading, roll out the dough to about 1/2 cm in thickness.

3.  Use an Easter egg cookie cutter.

Using an Easter egg cookie cutter make your ornaments and place them on a baking sheet.

Use a straw and add a hole to the top of each egg.

Tip: Use a non-stick baking sheet or parchment paper so your ornaments do not stick.

Bake Salt Dough Easter Eggs

4. Once completely dry, paint your Easter eggs. Get creative here and paint them however you like! We did some wavy and some straight.

Painting Salt Dough Easter Eggs

5.  Once you are done, don’t forget to seal with either mod podge or a clear glaze spray. We like this spray for a durable finish. Adults should do the spraying and always follow directions of the product chosen. Sealing the final ornaments will help stop them from cracking in a few years.

6.  For extra decoration, add some glue to your salt dough Easter eggs and then pour glitter on top. Shake off any excess glitter.

Salt Dough Easter Egg Tree Decoration

7. Then add some gold twine for hanging. Aren’t these so pretty? Kids will love helping to make these Easter ornaments!

Salt Dough Easter Eggs

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6 comments on “Salt Dough Easter Eggs”

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      Hi Courtney – in the instructions above there is a link to our salt dough recipe to make the salt dough first, it has the full step-by-step instructions.

  1. A well done set of instructions – thank you. I look forward to making these with my 2 granddaughters.

  2. Hi love the idea. Quick question, I did use a salt dough for making some Christmas ornaments a couple of years ago. Painted them with my class but didn’t glaze them. I found that they became soft after a while(not like uncooked dough but they weren’t hard, more like spongy). Does adding the glaze help with that?

    1. The Best Ideas for Kids

      Adding the glaze does prevent them from getting moldy so are you in a more humid environment? If they were exposed to a lot of moisture without sealing then yes that can cause them to get soft again. Definitely seal/glaze next time and you should be fine!

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