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One of our favorite Christmas traditions is to make salt dough ornaments to hang on our tree. Every year, we make a special ornament with my children’s handprints. I cherish these ornaments, because I can see how their little hands grow from year to year. While making our ornaments this year, my children asked if our dog, Tom could make an one too. I thought it was a great idea! Why leave a beloved member of our family out of the fun? So, we created a special keepsake and made a Paw Print Christmas Ornament.
- 2 Cups of Flour
- 1 Cup of Salt
- 1 Cup of Warm Water
- Large Mixing Bowl
- Rolling Pin
- Circle Cookie Cutter or Cup
- Cookie Sheet
- Parchment Paper
- Alphabet Stickers
- Acrylic Sealer
- Combine the flour and salt in a large mixing bowl.
- Add the water and mix all of the ingredients together.
- Knead dough for about 10 minutes or until it is soft.
- Let the dough rest for 30 minutes.
- Sprinkle the table (or other hard surface) and rolling pin with flour and roll out the dough until it is 1/2 inch thick.
- Cut a circle using a cookie cutter or a cup.
- Gently press your dog’s paw in the salt dough.
- Place the ornaments onto a parchment lined cookie sheet.
- Poke a hole at the top of each ornament using a straw.
- Bake for 4-6 hours at 200 degrees.
- Let the ornaments cool completely.
- Paint the ornament
- Spell out your dog’s name and attach the stickers to the ornament.
- Spray the ornament with the acrylic sealer.
- Attach a ribbon through the hole.
- Hang the ornament on your Christmas tree.
After Making A Paw Print Christmas Ornament:
After we hung the Paw Print Christmas Ornament and all of our other ornaments on our tree, my children asked if they could get Tom all of his favorite treats to fill his stocking. So, we headed off to our local Kroger store. I had to pick up a few groceries and Kroger has everything I need for our dog too.
I bought Purina Beneful dry dog food because it is Tom’s favorite food. Beneful dry dog food is better than ever with it’s new reformulated Originals and IncrediBites ranges, featuring meat as the #1 ingredient and no sugar added. My children also wanted to get Tom some special treats. He loves the bacon flavor of Beggin’ Strips and chewing on Busy dog treats keeps him busy.
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This is not to be taken as professional veterinary advice. Please consult your veterinarian for recommendations and practices appropriate for your pet.