Here’s how to make salt dough to create your own models or decorations. Salt dough is cheap and easy to make and will keep the kids entertained for hours on a rainy day. Use the dough to model into shapes or use a rolling pin and cookie cutters. Use a skewer or straw to poke holes into the shapes and thread ribbon through once baked to make hanging decorations You can also try pressing buttons or beads into your dough. Once the dough has been baked and hardened, you can paint your creations with acrylic paint and varnish if you wish.
You will need:
- 1 cup plain flour
- 1/2 cup salt
- 1/2 cup water
How to make salt dough:
- Add the flour and salt into a bowl.
- Add water slowly and mix up into a ball of dough.
- Model items out of the dough or use a rolling pin and cutters.
- Place the dough creations carefully onto a tray lined with baking paper and bake on a low heat (about 100 degrees C) for 2-3 hours or until hard.
- Once the items have cooled, decorate with acrylic paints and varnish if you like.
How to make coloured salt dough:
- To make coloured salt dough that you don’t need to paint afterwards, try mixing several spoonfuls of powder poster paint (powder tempera paint) with the dry flour and salt before adding water. The final result will be a pastel dough.