Homemade Play Dough Ornaments are the best. Not only do you and your child get to spend time creating together, but then you’ll have something to show for it by hanging them on your tree.
Buying ornaments at the store is fine, but I can honestly say that creating and crafting together as a family tops buying them any old day. Plus, these ornaments are great for a wide variety of ages. Early learners up to adults can have fun creating their very own ornaments made out of store bought Play Doh.
All you need are a few simple supplies to get started. Who knew that making your own homemade ornaments for your Christmas tree could be this simple?
They also make really cute homemade gifts as well. Just put them on your tree to admire for the entire holiday season!
The Fun of Homemade Ornaments
What I really love about making these homemade ornaments is that even though you’ll follow the directions for making them, they’re unique and will turn out just a little bit different every single time. This means that you and your family have the power to create all the handmade ornaments that you could possibly want or need on your tree!
How to Make Homemade Play Dough Ornaments
- green store bought Play Doh and assorted colors for baubles
- Bakers twine
- A large Christmas tree cookie cutter
- Something to poke a hole in the dough. (I used the end of a paintbrush.)
- A baking dish
- A rolling pin
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- Roll a can of green Play Doh out on a flat surface.
- You can make 2 large trees from one can.
- Use a large tree-shaped cookie cutter to shape the ornaments, just like you would cut out cookies.
- Using a pencil, skewer or something similar, poke a hole through the top of the ornament.
- You will only need a small pinch of several other colors.
- Aim for a dime-sized pinch of each other color you would like to use.
- From each color, form 5 smaller balls of Play Doh.
- Place these around the tree ornament.
- Gently smash them into the tree.
- Place the ornament in a baking dish and bake for about 30 minutes in a 400-degree oven.
- Allow the ornament to cool completely. The colors get so vibrant while it bakes!
- Thread bakers twine through the ornament to display.
Making Homemade Ornaments with Kids
Make certain to showcase and show off your ornaments with pride. In fact, this could be the start of a really great family tradition that you and your family could do every single year. With how simple and easy it is, there’s no reason that you can’t whip these up easily during the holiday season to create some truly memorable decorations for your Christmas tree.
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