This year my daughter decided to conquer the entire Harry Potter book series. To say this geek mom is proud would be an understatement. In fact, when we sat down to plan out our salt dough ornaments this year we both knew we had to do something truly Harry Potter inspired. That’s where the idea for these DIY Harry Potter Ornaments was born. They are very simple to make and tons of fun!
Christmas is just around the corner. With it comes the flood of Christmas parties, get-togethers, and family meals. It can be easy to break the bank trying to put together gifts for every event. Guess what. It doesn’t have to me. This week the kids and I made up a batch of salt dough ornaments. These will be perfect for ornament swaps, teacher gifts, and as a thank you for a party invitation. Let me share how you can make these simple ornaments with your kids or for yourself if you prefer.
Salt Dough Ornaments
Christmas is just around the corner. I am trying to get the kids to make some of their gifts for the family so that they can take ownership of them this year. I saw a snowman ornament at the store recently for over $10 and it hit me, I can do that for less. That is where my idea for this diy snow filled snowman ornament comes from. I hope you like them. They are very inexpensive and so easy kids can help.
What you will need:
I found most of these items at the dollar store or had them on hand.
1 – Bag Faux Snow
White, Orange, and Black Acrylic Paint
Plastic Ornaments – You can do glass if you prefer but I liked the durability of plastic.
What to do:
Grab your favorite little one and paint the thumb, middle finger, and pinky finger white.
Start with the thumb and work your way up to make the three parts of the body of your snowman.
Let dry for a few minutes. After it’s dry add on your decorations. You can decorate your snow man any way you or your child want.
Pull of the topper of your ornament and fill with the faux snow. I recommend getting a small funnel or cutting a corner in the bottom of the bag. That snow will spread everywhere if you don’t have a plan.
You can also make an entire snow man family if you want. R wanted the snow men in top hats and the snow ladies in tiaras.
Did you make this? How did yours turn out? Comment with a pic or come show me on Facebook.