Art & Craft Project for Kids: Family Ornaments

Looking for fun and easy kids crafts ideas? Have fun making the whole family out of dough with our Family Ornaments project:

What you will need:

300g flour
100g salt
8 fl oz water
Acrylic paints
Paint brushes
Ribbon or String

What to Do:

  • Beat the flour, salt & water together (easier with an electric mixer) until a dough forms.  Knead the dough until it is smooth.
  • Divide the dough into small balls and flatten with your hand to make the face.
  • Use smaller pieces of dough to make noses, hair, etc.
  • You can use a drop of water to stick the noses etc to the face.
  • Use a biro or pencil to make eyes and if you want a hole for hanging the ornaments, make a hole at the top of the head.
  • Preheat oven to 130c / gas mark 1 / 275 deg F and bake the ornaments on a foil lined baking tray for 2 hours and allow to cool..
  • Then use paints to paint the faces.  You can seal them finally with a layer of varnish.  Let dry and if hanging add a ribbon or string loop to each ornament.

Did you have a go at making the Family Ornaments?  Tell us how you got on in the comments below.

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This website was created by Jill Holtz and Michelle Davitt, both of whom are mothers of young children. Jill and Michelle decided to create this resource themselves, and launched in 2007.