We’ve featured this cute salt dough art activity with the kids before. And if you liked the idea then you will surely like this puppy paw print salt dough ornaments too…
If you have pets at home, make adorable puppy paw print salt dough art together with them!
Show your friends and family just how cute those little (and not-so-little) paws are by having your pets make a paw print on the salt dough.
This is great if your furry friend is still a puppy, where you can make one every month or so to serve as his/her own version of a growth chart!
But of course, even full-grown pets can make adorable ornaments because dog paws and cat paws are cute no matter how big or small they are! Agree? :)
You can display your paw print salt dough ornament anywhere you like; by the wall near where your pets sleep or on your desk to help relieve your stress from work… You can also use it as a Christmas tree ornament.
How to create puppy paw print salt dough ornaments
A fun activity to bond with your pets is making puppy paw print salt dough ornaments.
What could be more fun than making paw print salt dough ornaments with your puppies? This is a great activity to do together to bond and create some beautiful, unique Christmas decorations. Plus, it’s a perfect opportunity to get a little messy!
1. Mix the ingredients
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients and mix well. If you don’t have a mixer, you can use your bare hands. If necessary, add water.
2. Create the dough shape
Mix the ingredients thoroughly and then form a puppy foot shape or any shape your heart desires. A hole can be added for hanging. Adding a hole might make it too heavy, so it is optional.
3. Add the puppy paw prints
Spread the formed salt dough on the floor. To make puppy paw prints, have your puppies step on it gently.
4. Trace your puppy names and year
Using a stick or any other alternative, you can add their names and years as well.
5. Bake the dough
Now that you’ve made your salt dough, it’s time to bake it. You should bake the salt dough for three hours at 200 degrees Fahrenheit after you form it.
6. Turn the dough upside down
By flipping the baked dough upside down, you can determine if it is done. The cake will be cooked if it is dry, but if it is moist in the centre, it will need another hour.
7. Allow it to cool
Allow it to cool before painting it after it has been removed from the oven.
8. Colour the salt dough
When the dough has cooled, use a foam brush to paint it with a colour of your choice. Using metallic purple paint, we gave the dough a pleasant sheen. You can colour the base part. When displaying this outdoors, use a sealant. Let it dry.
9. Repeat the steps to make a lot of ornaments.
10. Then, put your puppy paw print salt dough ornaments on display. 🐶
Do you want to do this project with your pets?
Below are images of our most adorable puppy paw print salt dough designs that will inspire you.
Adorable puppy paw print salt dough designs
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Have you done this little art project with your fur baby before? Why not show us your and your pet’s creation by sharing it with us! ;)
You can find more ideas and step-by-step instructions for making salt dough art over here…