We love how easy and versatile salt dough ornaments are to make for the holiday season. It’s the perfect way to capture your kids’ fingerprints for years to come. For this salt dough fingerprint ornament, your child’s fingerprints will turn plain salt dough ornaments into a special memory for your Christmas tree!
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We absolutely love our salt dough ornaments for Christmas. If you haven’t seen our salt dough recipe and star ornaments this year be sure to check them out. And we also have over 25+ salt dough ideas – the best keepsake ideas for Christmas!
Preschoolers and kids of all ages will love helping with these easy salt dough ornaments. Make these ornaments even more special by adding a layer of glitter Mod Podge! The Mod Podge will help seal the ornament and keep moisture out.
Pressing fingers into the soft dough can be a great sensory activity for little ones and mom and dad will love seeing the little fingerprints for years to come!
Salt Dough Fingerprint Ornament
You won’t believe how easy it is to make these adorable ornaments!
Here’s what you will need:
- Ornament Cookie Cutters
- Red and Green Paint
- Glitter Mod Podge
- Skewer or Straw
Directions to make a Salt Dough Fingerprint Ornament
Visit our step-by-step instructions for making the salt dough and baking instructions here.
Roll the dough out until it’s about 1/2 inch in thickness. Cut the ornament shapes out of the dough using your cookie cutter.
Use a skewer or straw to make a hole in the top of the ornament.
Press your child’s fingertip into the wet dough.
Now bake according to recipe instructions here.
Once the dough has finished baking, paint the insides of the fingerprints with green or red paint.
After the paint has dried, apply a coat of glitter Mod Podge to the entire surface of the ornament.
After the Mod Podge is dry, loop ribbon through the hole and tie it.
These would make great grandparent gifts or simply make them to hang on your Christmas Tree!
And that’s it! We love how adorable and simple these are to make! And just a friendly reminder to keep these away from pets and small children.
Want more fun Christmas Salt Dough Ideas?
See these salt dough glitter handprint ornaments – such a cute keepsake!
And see these 25+ salt dough ornament ideas – so many cute ideas!