I began creating dough ornaments as a child around our kitchen table. Mom provided a homespun recipe of 1 cup of flour to 1/2 cup of salt ratio, and enough water to form a play dough consistency. My sister and I spent hours imagining and creating.
Years later, my sister and I started an arts and craft business and dough sculpturing was one of my contributions. Currently, my daughters and their friends gather around the table to make dough ornaments for Christmas.
I also enjoyed bringing the craft into my classroom right before the holidays. Students delighted in forming the dough into designs. They often continued the craft at home. Once I received an email from a young women who was like a daughter to me while we lived in Amsterdam, Netherlands. We had lost contact over the years and since that time her mother, one of my former close friends, died of breast cancer. This made her unexpected email so precious to receive: “JoDee, your dough sculpturing made it all the way to Costa Rica where I taught children. Roses were their favorite.” Zoe
Salt Dough Lessons
Salt Dough Gingerbread Man
Salt Dough Angel
Salt Dough Santa
Salt Dough Apple Tree
Salt Dough Valentine Hearts
Salt Dough Valentine Heart with Angel
Salt Dough Wreath
Salt Dough Bear
Salt Dough Reindeer
Salt Dough Apple and Rose Basket
Easy Salt Dough Recipe and Heart Ornaments DIY Lesson