Salt Dough Decorations

Makes 12-20 decorations
Prep time: 15 mins
Cooking time: 1 hr and 30 mins

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. 

Tips & Tricks
  • 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.
  • 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.


  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.


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