Reindeer Footprint Craft - Salt Dough Ornaments

These salt dough reindeer footprint ornaments would look adorable hanging on your Christmas tree. Using our easy salt dough recipe you can capture the children's tiny little footprints to create a footprint reindeer keepsake to treasure forever! Using a babies footprint will look extra cute for this craft, but toddler or preschoolers would love making their very own salt dough reindeer craft too. 

Reindeer Footprint Craft - Salt Dough Ornaments

Related: More Christmas Footprint Crafts

We love salt dough ornaments! Take a look at our adorable and ever growing collection of handmade Christmas Ornament Crafts or our equally adorable collection of keepsake craft ideas. Hopefully you will find many more keepsake crafts to have a go at!

We love creating handprint and footprint art and Christmas is the perfect excuse for doing a few extra crafts. For babies and younger toddlers handprint and footprint crafts are mainly made by adults, but older children could try adding the details themselves.

These reindeer footprints were made using Daisy's footprints when she was 3 months old and every time I see them on the Christmas tree I love remembering how tiny her feet once were.

Salt Dough Ornaments. Reindeer Footprint Craft

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Reindeer Footprint Craft - Salt Dough Ornaments

Footprint reindeer salt dough ornament supplies:

  • Salt dough (use our easy salt dough recipe)
  • Cinnamon (to add to the salt dough for colour)
  • Mod Podge
  • Gold pipe cleaners
  • Googly eyes
  • Red pom poms

Reindeer Footprint Salt Dough Ornament

These reindeer footprint salt dough ornaments were really easy to make using our easy salt dough recipe. We mixed a bit of cinnamon into our salt dough mixture for colour before
we began making our reindeer footprints, but you could paint your reindeer footprint craft once it has dried out instead if you prefer. 

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Related - More footprint art

Once we had made our salt dough footprints we cut them out with a knife, added a paper clip hook, dried them out and sealed them with mod podge. We then glued on gold pipe cleaner antlers, googly eyes and a red pom pom nose to complete these cute reindeer ornaments. 

reindeer craft - footprint salt dough ornament

For full details on how we made this salt dough reindeer footprint craft head over to the Fun Handprint Art Blog created by Amanda. Her blog is full of adorable handprint and footprint craft ideas. We were invited to share this craft with her readers. 

I think that you will agree that this reindeer footprint craft is super cute! You can make these salt dough ornaments using babies or toddlers feet, but tiny baby feet are definitely what makes this craft adorable. 

Daisy was 3 months old when we made this reindeer craft and I treasure her tiny reindeer salt dough ornament. Harry was 3 and his salt dough ornaments are a bit too big and heavy to hang!

footprint salt dough ornament reindeer craft

Reindeer Craft - Footprint Salt Dough Ornaments

We totally love salt dough ornaments and have a whole collection of salt dough keepsakes. Once you have made your salt dough reindeer craft why not make a salt dough santa ornament, or star salt dough ornament (complete with photo!) or take a look at our keepsake craft ideas.

Salt dough ornaments. Reindeer footprint craft for kids.

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  1. Thanks for the awesome guest post! I'm loving your whole salt dough series:)

  2. Fabulous projects. Thank you for the ideas - looking forward to trying with my grandsons. Can I make salt dough in advance? How long would it keep?

    1. I wouldn't make it too much in advance as it does dry out quite quickly. Have fun x


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