With the festive season twinkling around the corner, it’s time to add a pinch of creativity to our celebrations. This year, let’s make something special, something that captures the joy and warmth of the season – homemade Salt Clay Ornaments using our very own Murray River Pink Salt! These ornaments are perfect for imprinting those tiny hands and paws, making each decoration a cherished keepsake for years to come. Let’s dive into this fun and easy craft that’s perfect for the whole family (furry friends included!).
Pink Salt Clay Ornament Recipe:
1 cup Murray River Salt Pink Salt Flakes
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup water (you may need a little more)
- In a large mixing bowl, blend the Murray River Pink Salt and flour. Gradually add water and knead until the mixture forms a smooth dough. Our pink salt not only adds a unique colour but also ensures that your ornaments have a touch of the Murray Darling Basin’s charm!
- On a flat surface, roll out the dough to about 1/4 inch thickness. This is the perfect time to get the kids involved – let them feel the texture (bonus points for being all natural)
- Press your child’s hand or your pet’s paw gently into the dough to create an imprint. Use cookie cutters to cut around the imprints or into festive shapes like stars, Christmas trees, or hearts – If you’re handy on the tools, you can also use some clay sculpting tools and carve shapes, pictures and quotes into your ornaments.
- Preheat your oven to 100°C (212°F). Place your ornaments on a baking sheet lined with baking paper. IMPORTANT: If you’re planning to hang these beauties, don’t forget to poke a hole at the top using a straw or a skewer. Bake for 2-3 hours or until completely dry.
- Once cooled, you can paint, add glitter glue, or leave them naturally beautiful. Thread a ribbon through the hole, and voila – your Murray River Salt Clay Ornaments are ready to adorn your Christmas tree or top your gifts to family & friends under the tree.
Creating these Salt Clay Ornaments is more than just a festive activity; it’s about making memories that last a lifetime. As each ornament dangles from your Christmas tree, it tells a story – a story of love, family, and moments shared. We hope this little project brings you as much joy as our Murray River Pink Salt does. Don’t forget to share your creations with us on social media – we’d love to see the unique imprints of your holiday happiness – Use the hashtag #murrayriversalt
Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas from all of us at Murray River Salt! 🎄🧂✨