How to make salt dough?

Children love to do manual activities when they’re home. So why not teaching them how to make salt dough?

Here is how:


What you need: 

– 1 glass of salt

– 1 glass of tepid water

– 2 glasses of flour

– food colouring: yellow, green, red, blue


The recipe: 

  • Mix all the ingredients together. If you’re using food colouring, you can add it to the mixture.
  • Take a mixing bowl and mix the flour and the salt. Mix them with your hand or with a spoon.
  • Pour the water at once and mix the dough with your hands. It has to be supple.
  • If it is too crumbly, add some water.


Cooking the salt dough:

 It is  better to wait at least 12 hours before cooking the salt dough. Store it in a dry place.

  • Cooking temperature: between  75°C and 110°C
  • Timing: about 2 hours for small objects
  • Try to keep an eye on the oven to check the salt dough. Once they’re hard, you can turn the oven off!