Everyone knows the traditional decorations for Christmas in the form of biscuits. And every kid asks, “Mom, can I eat this?” Look at the picture below – it looks delicious, but is not edible, it brings a festive mood and is easy to do. What’s this? The secret is salt dough Christmas! Salt dough is fun and perfect for young and old. With the give yourself a light craft time with your children!

Salt dough Christmas – what is that?



Salt dough is a modeling clay for crafting, which you can prepare yourself with your children. It is also made cheaply 🙂 The name also says the secret – a large amount of salt! Salt dough Christmas is a classic in kindergartens and the kids love it! Christmas tree decorations, table decoration, flat decoration, gifts – from salt dough arise unique works of art. How to prepare salt dough yourself – look here:

Recipe for salt dough



All you need for the salt dough is salt, flour and water. You also have to have oil. Every woman in the kitchen has all of these ingredients, so you get a fascinating free Christmas decoration! So, you need:

2 cups of flour

1 cup of salt

1 teaspoon oil

1 cup of water

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Mix the ingredients in a large bowl until you get a firm dough. When the dough is ready, you can start crafting! As? Scroll down to see our helpful guides! Important after crafting is to let the finished artwork dry for at least 1 day. Then place in the oven at 50 degrees for 1-2 hours.

Do not forget that you make decoration and later you can hang up the works, you should make holes in the raw dough. This process must be done before drying. But if you forgot, do not worry! The finished salt dough figures can be creatively used as a table decoration.

Salt dough Christmas decoration

You can create different shapes of salt dough – stars, Christmas tree, Santa Claus etc. Use the classic shapes for biscuits. With stamp you can also print on your salt dough works or paint a face. To create a festive mood, you also need color. The salt dough can be dyed very easily with food coloring or directly buy a colored salt dough. If you have talent for painting, paint your salt dough Christmas decoration with acrylic paints. Creative idea you can get from our stunning picture gallery!

Tinker Christmas gifts or Chtistbaumschmuck with salt dough – the instructions

If we have prepared the salt dough as described above, the most popular step – the decoration. There are no limits and you can let your imagination run free. But if you need inspiration, follow our instructions:

Salt dough is dried, now your creativity comes into play!

How to paint the finished works with acrylic paints:

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Attention! Salt dough is not edible!

Although the salt dough looks delicious and is prepared from edible ingredients, it is not suitable for eating. He is over-salty and non-toxic. Since salt is used in large quantities, salt dough can be harmful to health. Actually, no one will taste this dough. Salt dough is just a treat for the eyes! Enjoy many more creative examples! And another helpful guide can be found

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