Hello there! Welcome to my blog! Today’s post is about a DIY project I saw online for so, so long, I tried it out and absolutely loved. It’s about salt dough!
This craft is so easy to make and fun and I would highly recommend it as a crafting project with your kids. The best part is that you can keep the final product for a lifetime as once baked, this salt dough becomes hard and durable.
The recipe is so simple – I am not the author of it, but I’ve seen the same recipe on more websites.
- ½ cup salt
- ½ cup warm water
- 1 cup of all purpose flour.
Mix the fine salt with the flourin one bowl and gradually add the water until you form a softdough.
Some of the recipes online said to dissolve the salt first and to add the flour to the water, but I must say that does not work! Don’t waste so much time (like me!) trying to do that, because that much salt didn’t dissolve not even in 10 hours, despite my efforts to mix it, heat it, putting it in smaller bowls…
Just mix the flour with fine salt and that will do, the dough will work just fine and it only takes seconds to make. Play with this and let your imagination go wild, and once you have your final models you have to dry it.
Salt dough can air dry in days, but can be baked at 180°as well, for a quicker result. Timing depends a lot on the size and thickness of the figurine. If you decide to oven dry it, prevent browning of the dough by checking regularly the stage of the products. My Halloween figurines became brown (not sure what went wrong, so please, if you have any advice leave a comment down below), that’s why I decided to air dry some of them to see how they turn out. For the moment they are still wet and soft, but I’ve only made them 2 days ago, and it can take up to 2 weeks to dry completely.
I love this dough so much as you can create so many keepsakes for you baby, it’s non toxic and safe for children to play with and explore, it stimulates their imagination and encourage them to create. You can be wild with this project and design anything you want, very cheap and handy.
Paint the dried product, seal it with a paint sealer and you are done!
I must admit this was the first time I used this salt dough and my figurines are quite rough, but I’m sure the more you exercise, the better you will become!
Good luck with your dough and don’t forget to have fun!
I will see you back here next week with 3 articles about Halloween. On Monday I will share with you some DIY Halloween decorations ideas!
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Have a great weekend full of love and imagination!