Perfect Salt Dough Recipe + Creations

by Dyana
3 Materials
Salt dough is one of the easiest kid safe recipes that exists on kids craft universe. Don’t y’all agree?

It was so amazing to look at the Christmas decorations that people made only with few basic kitchen ingredients. Isn’t that awesome?

Well, it may be the easiest recipe that exists in the entire world, but I had to go through a lot of trial and error method too. Because not everyone’s salt and flour brands, water quality can be the same, right? Please don’t doubt my cooking skills at this point. Lol!

Mix the salt and flour together.
Do not pour the entire cup of water into the mixture (like I did most of the times!), it’s going to be too watery and too sticky. So, add the water slowly starting from 1/2 cup and add little by little as you go.

Knead the dough. Make sure you’re dough is not too sticky. If it is, try adding a little bit of flour. Or wait for 15-20 minutes for it to dry a bit. You know you’re done when it is firm to touch.
Now, your dough is ready!
Suggested materials:
  • 1 cup of salt
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 – 1 cup water
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Frequently asked questions
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  • Kathy123 Kathy123 on Mar 03, 2017
    Do you bake your creations or just let them air dry?

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  • Danielle Odin Danielle Odin on Mar 02, 2017
    This is a good way to use up old flour that may have some little bugs in it.

    • Dyana Dyana on Mar 02, 2017
      Haha.. You're so funny! But yes, that's one good way to make use of the flour instead of throwing them out!

  • Nicolette Spargo Nicolette Spargo on Mar 03, 2017
    This is great!! Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea :)