Super Easy Salt dough Recipe
Salt dough is one of the best materials you can use for craft projects.
Salt dough can be used like any play-dough or craft clay but it’s much cheaper, takes minutes to make and if you use my microwave recipe below it will only take minutes to dry – perfect for instant entertainment and results.
I’ve learnt sculpting salt dough ornaments comes in very handy for kids homework assignments – I am no longer flummoxed from homework specifying projects to make whales, Egyptian masks, Viking ships etc. It’s also a neat way to make disposable Christmas decorations.
Here is my super salt dough recipe – ready to paint and decorate within minutes (but you’d never leave homework to the last minute would you?).
Salt dough Recipe
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of water
Shapes / cutters
Plate or tray
How to Make the Salt dough
Mix the flour and salt in a glass or plastic bowl, and slowly stir in the water. You want the dough to be firm, but not too dry and not sticky. If necessary, add more flour or water. Knead the dough and then roll out flat about 5mm thick.
Cut out your decorations using cookie cutters and dry them by either
- microwaving on a non-metallic plate for 10 seconds at a time: microwaves vary in power and your decorations will be of uneven shape and thickness. Cooking in 10 second bursts, and checking each time, means you can avoid over-cooking the salt dough and causing it to bubble. You may need to cook for 3 minutes in total.
- drying in the oven – about 2 hours at a low heat, again avoiding bubbling and burning.
Once dry and cool, your decorations can be decorated! Paint, glitter, sparkles – remember, with glitter, more is definitely more!