Learning how to make salt dough ornaments can be a handy thing- they make for fun crafting “crafternoon” fun, but salt dough also lends itself to creating fun, personal decorations that are inexpensive. Kids love playing with dough, and even older kids will enjoy doing some more complex painting and design to create little figures to set in their room or hang on the tree. We’re all about the Mandalorian right now in our house, anxiously waiting new episodes (even though they don’t come until the fall) so doing Mando and Grogu themed crafts keeps us happy, busy and entertained. If you haven’t yet started to watch the Mandalorian, DO IT! Or if you just love Star Wars,or maybe even just Yoda. Check out our free Star Wars printable Valentines and if you’re feeling super crafty, go see our cute little Baby Yoda costume for Elf on the Shelf or make a “sew easy” Grogu scrunchie for your hair. !
How to make Salt Dough Ornaments: Baby Yoda
Basic Salt Dough Recipe:
To Paint Yoda:
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- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup table salt
- 1/2 cup cold water
After the dough is done materials
- angel cookie cutter
- 2" round cookie cutter- or just cut the head off the angel cookie shape.
- baker's twine
- acrylic paints
- flat #4 brush
- round 2/0 brush
- glue gun
- rolling pin
- Mix flour and salt together in a bowl. Add water and mix until dough forms. Remove from bowl and knead on a lightly floured surface for 5 minutes. Let stand for 10 minutes.
- Working in small batches, roll dough 1/8" thick and use cookie cutter to cut out angel shape.
- Transfer to a baking sheet. Use a round cookie cutter to remove the head.
- Preheat oven to 250 and bake for 2 hours or until dry. Remove from oven and cool completely before painting.
To Paint Yoda:
- Start by painting the head of the yoda light green.
- Follow with painting the robe light and dark brown. Let dry completely.
- Add pink ears and black eyes. Use the end of a large paint brush to create a nice black dot for the eyes.
- Let dry and add dark green accents to the ears and wrinkles to the forehead, and a nose and mouth.
- Use the small end of a paint brush or toothpick and add white dots in the eyes. Let dry completely.
- If desired, coat with mod podge. Let dry.
- Cut a piece of baker's twine and attach to the back of yoda with hot glue to hang.
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