Salt dough recipe

You may make simple salt dough from everyday ingredients inside your kitchen cupboards. Cut costs and the children entertained with this particular thrifty kitchen craft.

Making salt dough is a very fun and simple activity for children and then you most probably may have all the ingredients within the cupboard ready to take a wet day. Children will like utilizing their imaginations to produce a variety of exciting objects (although simple shapes do appear to operate best) and hrs of fun painting their creations, but do be certain to help remind children the salt dough isn’t edible.

Makes 1 ball
Prep ten minutes
Prepare 3 hrs

1 cupful of plain flour (about 250g)

  • half a cup full of table salt (about 125g)
  • half a cup full of water (about 125ml)
  • Method

    1. Preheat the oven to the cheapest setting and line a baking sheet with greaseproof paper.

    2. Mix the flour and salt inside a large bowl. Add some water and stir until it comes down into a clear ball.

    3. Transfer the dough to some floured work surface and shape to your selected model. You are able to roll it and eliminate shapes, figures or letters using biscuit cutters, or make any type of 3D model you are able to consider. We made some fruit and vegetables shapes plus cupcakes for any teddy bear’s picnic.

    4. Place your finished products around the lined baking sheet and play the oven for several hrs or until solid.

    5. Leave to awesome after which paint.

    Some tips

    • Simple designs perform best, because the dough isn’t sturdy until baked. If your little one can’t decide from a tall giraffe or perhaps a flatter gecko, for instance, steer them for the gecko. Also keep in mind the bigger/fatter the model, the more it will require to complete within the oven.

    • Use silicone baking sheets to unveil the shapes without resorting to dusting everything with flour. This protects on clearing up your kitchen area. Silicone sheets will also be a fast method to bake without requiring greaseproof paper.

    • If you wish to make pretend iced cupcakes like we did, pop your formed ‘iced’ dough into cupcake cases before putting it within the oven and bake the pretend cakes in cupcake trays. The dough then sets firmly stuck towards the paper cases, ready for painting with pretend icing, cherries or sprinkles.