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Here is an easy DIY Salt Dough recipe for making handmade ornaments, crafts, and fun kids’ projects. Get creative with this versatile dough!
Salt dough is a type of homemade non-edible dough that is surprisingly easy to make, only requires three ingredients, and can be used to make many different types of craft projects.
It can be used as a malleable play dough or be baked to harden it into ornaments, figurines, jewelry dishes, and other craft projects.
What supplies do you need to make salt dough?
Salt, flour, and water are all the ingredients you need to make this salt dough recipe.
Easy DIY Salt Dough Recipe
Step 1. Gather Supplies
- Flour – 2 cups
- Salt – 1 cup
- Water – 1 cup
- Mixing Bowl
Step 2. Put 2 cups of flour into a mixing bowl.
Step 3. Add 1 cup salt to the mixing bowl.
Step 4. Stir the flour and salt together with a spoon.
Step 5. SLOWLY add 1 cup water to the dry mixture, stirring as you add the water.
Add the water a small amount at a time.
Try adding about 1/4 cup or less at a time, stirring the water in before adding more.
Step 6. Stir the dough until it is completely mixed.
Step 7. Knead the dough for 5-10 minutes and let sit for 20 minutes.
Step 8. To make it easier to handle and cut into shapes for ornaments, you can refrigerate it for 10+ minutes too.
From there, the salt dough is ready to be played with as a play-doh alternative, or you can use it to make ornaments and more!
Salt dough craft projects make fantastic kids’ craft ideas because the dough is non-toxic, kids love to play with it, and once it’s baked and hardened, it can easily be painted or decorated.
Salt dough ornaments can be used to capture child or pet handprints (and pawprints), and make lovely keepsakes and handmade gifts for parents and grandparents.
With an easy-to-follow and foolproof salt dough recipe, you’re ready to make all sorts of fun crafts!