Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Day 6: Gluten Free Salt Dough Ornaments

Kid craft idea!

These salt dough ornaments are fun for the whole family.  They are priceless keepsakes for parents and they give kids a chance to help make something fun in the kitchen.  Paint names of family members on the ornaments and use them in place of paper gift tags.  Paint the year on your ornaments and start a new tradition for your children to give hand painted ornaments to grandparents.

We hope you enjoy this craft project as much as we do!

Salt Dough:

1 Cup Cornstarch
1 1/4 Cup Brown Rice Flour
1/2 tsp Xanthan Gum
1 Cup Salt
1 Cap full of Peppermint Extract
3/4 - 1 Cup of water

Mix ingredients together in a stand mixer.  The dough will look crumbly but should hold together nicely when pressed together into a ball.

Roll the dough out and use cookie cutters to form your ornaments.

Place ornaments on a parchment lined baking sheet.

Use a drinking straw to put a hole in each or your ornaments for a string or hook.

Bake at 325 degrees for 40 minutes.

Let the ornaments cool completely before decorating with craft paints or glitter glues.

**Long Term Storage**
Make sure you store these ornaments in an air tight container wrapped in paper towels.  The trick to keeping these looking great year after year is too keep them away from high humidity.


  1. I'm so glad I happened upon this recipe!! My family and I made dough ornaments when I was a child and I've been wondering if someone has come up w/a GF version and here it is! I'm so glad I'll be able to continue the tradition.
    Merry Christmas!

  2. Chelsie ~ I am so glad you will be able to carry on the tradition! It's the simple things, like making ornaments with our children that make the holidays so very special.

    Merry Christmas!