Well I made salt dough ornaments last year for the first time since elementary school. I needed a cheap easy way to make Christmas Ornaments for friends and family. So I made salt dough ornaments and painted them with acrylic paint and used a spray sealer. I personalized each one with their name, the year, and used them as gift tags. This year my 4 year old wanted to make them all by herself.
She helped me mix the salt dough recipe:
1/2 cup salt
1 cup flour
1/2 cup warm water
Mix and roll out to 1/4″ thick and use cutters or shape however desired. Place items on pan and bake at 250 degree oven for 2 hours
She rolled out all the dough and used our Christmas Cookie Cutters to form the ornaments. I placed them in the oven and baked them while she took her nap. She painted them and I did all the calligraphy.
I think this is a wonderful idea for a family tradition and it also gives the grandparents a wonderful keepsake.