We made salt dough decorations the other day after looking at so many people’s creations, what i didn’t realise is that you could dry them in the micro wave but not on a high heat. We cremated the first one and 3 days on it still stinks in my kitchen and I don’t think my microwave will ever not smell of burnt salt dough again!

We dried the rest in the oven on a low heat an they came out loads better!

Recipe we used to make enough for 3 children:

1 cup of salt
2 cups of flour
1 cup of water

Mix the dry stuff together first and add the water slowly, you may not need all the water. Mould the mixture into a nice smooth ball like you would with pastry or play dough! 

Use more flour if too sticky and more water if too crumbly.

The next step for us is to paint them with acrylics and then once dry to coat them in PVA glue to varnish them so they don’t go off and we can use them next year.

William hated the dough, he hates play doh too but Noah really loved it. High-res

We made salt dough decorations the other day after looking at so many people’s creations, what i didn’t realise is that you could dry them in the micro wave but not on a high heat. We cremated the first one and 3 days on it still stinks in my kitchen and I don’t think my microwave will ever not smell of burnt salt dough again!

We dried the rest in the oven on a low heat an they came out loads better!

Recipe we used to make enough for 3 children:

1 cup of salt
2 cups of flour
1 cup of water

Mix the dry stuff together first and add the water slowly, you may not need all the water. Mould the mixture into a nice smooth ball like you would with pastry or play dough!

Use more flour if too sticky and more water if too crumbly.

The next step for us is to paint them with acrylics and then once dry to coat them in PVA glue to varnish them so they don’t go off and we can use them next year.

William hated the dough, he hates play doh too but Noah really loved it.