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28 11 2019

Our salt dough is super simple and great fun to make with your kids. Help them create meaningful Christmas ornaments to gift to family members - they can be hung on the tree and treasured for years to come. 

Tip: Keep your decorations to around 3 millimetres thick to make sure they bake evenly. If you want to create larger decorations, simply bake at a lower temperature for longer. 

Tip: Use an old Pams tin to cut out circles and cut other shapes using small cookie cutters. If you’re after a more colourful decoration, acrylic paints and varnish can be used to apply the finishing touches. 

Prep time: 15 minutes 
Cook time: 1.5 hours 


  • 4 cups Pams Pure Plain Flour 
  • 1 cup Pams Iodised Table Salt 
  • cups of water 


  1. Mix the flour and salt together in a bowl. Slowly pour water into the flour mixture, mixing until your dough is smooth and easy to handle. Knead for 10 minutes. 
  2. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin and cut into desired shapes. Remember to make holes for hanging them - a straw works a treat!  
  3. Arrange your decorations on a baking sheet, and bake in a preheated oven at 120°C for 1.5 – 2 hrs, or until dry and hard. The thicker your decorations the longer they will take to cook.  
  4. Allow to cool completely before glazing or decorating.

Makes 12-20 decorations.

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