Decorate the Mantel With This Easy Salt Dough Moon and Stars Garland for Ramadan

Get the kids involved with this fun, easy baking craft and keep 'em busy for more than an hour.

Woman Decorates Blue Fireplace Mantle with Salt Dough Garland

Salt Dough Garland

These salt dough ornaments are an easy activity to do with your kids that will entertain them for well over an hour. This fun craft can be easily adapted for any occasion, season, or festival. To make your own you will need 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup warm water, 1 tablespoon black pepper, twine, tools, cookie cutters, a rolling pin, baking sheets, parchment paper or silicone mats, and a stainless steel straw.

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Photo by: Areeba Adnan

Areeba Adnan

Add a homemade design touch for Ramadan with this DIY salt dough garland. Mint Candy Designs blogger Areeba Adnan shares her favorite recipe for easy, kid-friendly salt dough ornaments perfect for decorating at any occasion. Gather some basic baking supplies and pre-heat the oven.

Blue Fireplace Mantle Decorated with Salt Dough Garland

Salt Dough Garland

These salt dough ornaments are an easy activity to do with your kids that will entertain them for well over an hour. This fun craft can be easily adapted for any occasion, season, or festival. To make your own you will need 1 cup all purpose flour, 1/2 cup salt, 1/2 cup warm water, 1 tablespoon black pepper, twine, tools, cookie cutters, a rolling pin, baking sheets, parchment paper or silicone mats, and a stainless steel straw.

From: HGTV Handmade

Photo by: Areeba Adnan

Areeba Adnan

Ingredients + Tools

  • rolling pin
  • baking sheets
  • parchment paper
  • stainless steel straw
  • twine

Mix Ingredients

Mix flour, salt and black pepper in a bowl (Image 1). Slowly add warm water into the flour mixture to form dough. Keep adding water until all the salt and flour are combined and a smooth dough is made. Mix and knead the dough with your hands (Image 2).

Roll + Bake + Enjoy

Next, roll out the dough with a rolling pin about 1/4'' - 1/2'' thick. Then use moon and stars cookie cutters to cut out the ornament shapes (Image 1). Use a straw to punch a hole near the top of the ornament shapes for the twine to go through. Place ornaments on a baking sheet and bake for 20-30 minutes at 300 degrees Fahrenheit until they harden (Image 2). Once done, thread a piece of twine through each ornament to create the garland and display on the mantel (Image 3).

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