Salt Dough Recipe

  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1 cup of flour

How to Make the Salt Dough

  1. Add the 1/2 cup of salt and 1 cup of flour to a bowl stir in the water adding it slowly – you may not need all of the water. You want the dough to be dry – if it gets sticky add more flour
  2. Knead the dough and then roll out and use as you want
  3. Once you have made the shapes you want then you need to dry them so you can paint. Traditionally salt dough is dried in the oven which takes around 3 hours at a low heat so they don’t burn. But instead swap your oven for a microwave and zap for 3 mins. If when the time is up they are still a little wet then just put back in for another 20 seconds at a time until done 
  4. Leave to cool down and then paint

 

About The Author

Nanny Ashley

There are two great pleasures in my life. Seeing children learn and grow, and a passion for good food. After picking up a handful of NVQ's relating to childcare, I went on to work for a leading Worcester nursery. Three years later I became a nanny and continued to develop my love for cooking and childcare. Along with a regular food column for Baby London Magazine, my goal is to make cooking for children and with children, simple, fun and exciting. Image credit: Helene Sandberg from Little London

Related Posts