Salt Dough Vs Cornstarch Clay

Barn Tree Place
by Barn Tree Place

Easy DIY

Do you have little ones coming over for the Holiday's?

Create special memories and keepsakes that will last a lifetime!

Make homemade ornaments, gift tags, or any shapes you want. The kids will love it!

What's the difference?

Salt Dough is a beige color (gives a nice old fashion look) and has a grainy texture.

Ingredients: Flour, Salt and Water

Mixed all together in a bowl

Cornstarch Clay is a white clay and has a smooth texture.

Using a Stove Top:

Cooking time: 3 - 4 Minutes

Ingredients: Cornstarch, Baking Soda and Water

Use Cookie Cutters or make your own fun shapes!

Add texture with simple items that you have lying around the house.

Use a skewer to poke holes.

Let the little ones get creative and make you something special!

Nothing is better than homemade gifts!

Please visit our website for the recipes and more pictures. We also provide (from our mistakes), the "Dos and Don'ts" on how to make either Salt Dough or Cornstarch Clay.

Happy Holiday's!

DIY Christmas Decorations

For more festive decor projects, discover these other clay Christmas ornament ideas or Hometalk's ultimate list of easy-to-make DIY Christmas ornaments.

Frequently asked questions
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  • Ronda Ronda on Dec 14, 2021

    What is the recipe for the dough's?

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  • Theresa Bradshaw Theresa Bradshaw on Dec 17, 2015
    Watch your pets when it comes to salt dough. It can kill dogs if eaten.
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    • Gail Gail on Dec 23, 2015
      It is the salt. Very toxic to dogs and cats.
  • Nandini Nandini on Nov 19, 2023

    I don’t see a link for your website?