Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments

cinnamon salt dough ornaments

Cinnamon salt dough ornaments are such a fun and easy way to get into the Christmas spirit! My kids and I had a blast making our ornaments and they smelled amazing while they baked. I absolutely love the smell of cinnamon and it is the perfect Christmas scent.

Another great thing about these ornaments is that they can easily be made from common pantry items. There’s not any special ingredients and you probably have everything you need at home already.

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What supplies are needed to make these ornaments?

To make these cinnamon salt dough ornaments you will need:

  • Cookie cutters of your choice
  • Baking sheet
  • Non-stick spray
  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Cinnamon
  • Warm water
  • Ground cloves (optional)
  • Straw or toothpick
  • Twine, string or ribbon to hang the ornaments

How long do these bake for?

These bake in the oven for two hours at 200 degrees.

How long do salt dough ornaments last?

They can actually last for years if you store them properly. Store them in a air tight container for the next year.

Are these edible?

These ornaments aren’t for eating but luckily they are non-toxic so if you have a curious child they will probably just spit out the dough since it is very salty. They are for decoration only and I definitely do not recommend eating these.

What kind of cookie cutters do I need?

You can use any type of cookie cutter. I have a Christmas themed set of cookie cutters but my son also wanted to make a few dinosaur ornaments which I thought was really cute. If you have a theme for your Christmas tree then you could totally customize the ornaments you make.

Can I paint these ornaments?

You can totally paint these ornaments once they are cooled. I decided to keep it simple and just keep our ornaments as-is. Acrylic paint would work best if you want to be extra crafty and paint your ornaments.

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Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments

These salt dough ornaments smell amazing while you shape and then bake them. They are fun activity for toddlers or preschoolers and a great way to get in the Christmas spirit.
Course Ornaments
Cuisine Just for fun
Keyword cinnamon salt dough ornaments
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Servings 20 ornaments
Author Two Pink Peonies
Cost $2


  • Baking sheet
  • Cookie cutter
  • Straw or toothpick


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup warm water
  • 3 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ground cloves (optional)


  • Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl combine all the ingredients and mix well with a large wooden spoon or a spatula.
  • Roll the dough out and use cookie cutters to make the desired shapes.
  • Use a toothpick or a straw (depending on how large of a string or ribbon you will use to hang the ornament) to poke a hole towards the top of your ornaments.
  • Bake at 200 degrees for two hours on a greased baking sheet.
  • Let cool and then hang on your Christmas tree using ribbon, string, or twine.

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7 thoughts on “Cinnamon Salt Dough Ornaments”

  1. Made these with my kids yesterday. Set my oven to 200, it took about 2 1/2 hours to dry thinly rolled thick ornaments and 4 hours to dry ones 2x as thick. We also made hand print keepsake gifts that we are still waiting on to be dry. These are roughly 1/4 inch thick.

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