Salt dough has become a Christmas and Easter tradition around here. The boys love creating decorations for the playroom at this time of the year.
Our recipe is very easy and hasn’t failed us yet.
1 cup of table salt (cooking salt will work but makes a rougher dough)
2 cups plain flour
1 cup of water
Add salt and flour to the bowl and mix well.
Add water and mix until dough holds together.
Transfer the dough to a floured surface and kneed until smooth.
The dough is then ready to be rolled and cut into shapes.
Bake salt dough creations in the oven at 180oc for approximately one hour.
The cooking time will vary depending on the thickness of the dough and the size of the shapes.
Once the dough is cooked it can be painted. If you want to keep the salt dough for a few years, seal the painting with Mod Podge.
To make hanging decorations, use a straw to punch out a hole before baking the shapes.
Have you tried making salt dough before? Leave us a comment with your experience.