Salt Dough Recipe

Oct 12, 2016

The salty dough – a very ancient tradition. In many countries, the masters produced paintings and crafts by using a dough.
When working with the dough in children develop fine motor skills of hands and imagination. Salt dough is a fabulous, quick and easy clay-type material to make at home or in the classroom with kids.
I love salt dough… it is just so easy and yet fun for all ages. Now i want to show you a simple recipe:

You will need:

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup fine salt
1 cup water
Spoons or spatulas
Measuring cups
Mixing container


In a bowl, mix two cups flour and 1 cup salt.
Add a bit of water. I usually start out with ½ cup of water and add a bit more in the next step.

Mix and knead, adding a bit more water if the dough is too tough or dry. The resulting dough should be firm but still workable.


Wrap dough in plastic wrap. For long storage, place wrapped dough inside zip lock bag and place inside the fridge. Remember to label it properly.

Salt dough is a must for making basic sculptures. It can be used as an all-natural play dough and self-hardening clay alternative that can keep in the fridge for months.
Your finished salt dough sculptures can be air-dried or oven-dried to set.

AIR DRYING – This is suitable for thin or small salt dough pieces. Place in a warm, dry place and allow to air dry for 1-3 days. Drying time will depend on the size and thickness of the pieces. Flip the salt dough pieces from time to time to allow even drying.



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