Salt Dough – Craft Project 2

Craft Project 2

Salt Clay Ornaments

Hi everyone I thought i would share another craft project with you. This one is a fun messy project for all ages. This is a fun simple way of creating some treasures for your little ones to keep. You can use salt dough for just about any creation. A finger bowl, a christmas ornament, a garden decoration the possibilities are endless.

I am going to be doing this activity with my Arts and Crafts group at Henshaws and thought I would give it a try out with my son first just to confirm how easy and fun it is. I have put together a recipe and brie instructions on how to create salt dough creations. Hope you enjoy as much as we did.


Creates one batch

  • 225g of plain flour
  • 112 of table salt
  • 100ml tap water
  • cookie cutters of your choice
  • rolling pin
  • Food colouring
  • paint, glitter, sequins (any decoration you desire)
  • clear varnish

Step 1

Measure out the flour, salt and water into separate bowls. Take a big bowl mix the flour and salt together until well combined.

Step 2

Slowly add the water a little at a time staring well in-between. If you are using food colouring (bearing in mid that they will all be this colour) now add your food colouring to the depth you desire. Once the mixture is combine into a smooth texture and the water is gone, use your hands to collect all the mixture of the sides of the bowl.

Step 3

Once the bowl is clean take the sough out and sprinkle flour on the work surface. Roll the dough into a ball and flatten. Then roll out to around a quarter inch thick. Take the cutters of your choice and cut out the dough and place them on a baking tray.


Step 4

Place into the oven at around 100 degree and leave to slowly bake 2-3 hours turning half way through. Once baked and hard through leave to cool down.

Step 5

Now to bring them to life, with your paints and glitter or sequins or what ever you have decided to use. Paint and decorate your items and bring them to life.

We hope you have as much as we did with this craft project and stay tuned for more inspirational project.

Stay Crafty x

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