Holiday Paw Print Ornament

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Holiday Crafts

The holiday season is a wonderful time of year to capture memories we make with our friends and family, but don’t forget about your furry family members!! Here is a fun and easy craft to make with your pet that can be shown around the house for many years to follow!


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  • 1 cup salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Parchment paper or aluminum foil
  • Straw/pen for punching a hole
  • Preheat Oven to 200 degrees
  • Mix the salt, flour, and water in a bowl until it becomes firm.
  • Knead the dough for 30 seconds.
  • Place dough on aluminum or parchment paper. Use a cup to cut individual circles.
  • Press your dogs paw into the salt dough and use a straw/pen cap to make a small hole at the top. ( If you’re feeling fancy, use a toothpick to write your pets name below the paw print.
  • Bake at 200 degrees in the oven for 2-3 hours or until completely dry.
  • Decorate!
  • Use a colorful ribbon to attach and hang it wherever.

You can decorate your ornament to your liking!! Here are a couple ideas:

  • Use chalkboard paint to paint over the dough and write your pets name and the year with a colorful piece of chalk
  • Use glitter glue to color in your pets pawprint
  • Mold the dough into your favorite shape!
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