salt doughHave you ever tried making your own salt dough? It’s slightly drier than play dough in consistency and can be used in many craft projects. It is very good for sculptures and for making Christmas ornaments with cookie cutters ( which we will do very soon!)


2 cups flour

1 cup salt

3/4 cup warm water


Mix the dry ingredients, then slowly add the water. Knead the dough for about 10 mins until firm, but still moldable. Make your creations using the salt dough. Place the salt dough creations into the oven at 300 F. The amount of time needed to bake depends on the size and thickness of the salt dough creations.

About Dr. Anastasia

Dr. Anastasia Halldin holds a Ph.D in holistic nutrition. She is a homeschooling mother of four boys and a girl. Dr. Anastasia starred on a yoga TV show. She also produced and appeared in thirteen yoga DVDs. Dr. Anastasia speaks four languages and loves doing crafts with her children. She adores sharing her easy healthy family recipes with other mothers.
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9 Responses to Salt Dough Recipe

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  2. Jessica says:

    That’s interesting! I like the idea, hope my daughter will get intrigued as well.

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  4. Kaley says:

    Is there any natural way to make it bright and colorful?

  5. What do we bake it at and for how long – 🙂

    • healthymama says:

      Sorry for not clarifying this:

      You don’t need to bake it just to use it. You do, however, need to dry the figurines and the sculptures you make with it.
      Here are your options for drying the salt dough:

      Air dry. Choose a warm, dry place to let the figures dry. Place figures on a grill to permit air circulation. This method will take about one week and is only suitable for small, flat and thin figures.

      Air dry and oven. Allow for a little drying by air and then bake the figure in the oven for half an hour at 125ºF. You can increase to 250ºC after the initial half hour if more time is needed.

      Place the figure straight into the oven. Place in the oven at 400ºF – 450ºF for about 10 minutes.

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