Tuesday, 6 December 2016

Salt Dough Recipe

Making salt dough ornaments is always an exciting open-ended activity. It’s even more fun when the children make their own salt dough. They enjoy getting their hands in flour and kneading dough. Here’s a very easy recipe that they can follow step-by-step.

• 4 cups of flour
• 1 cup of salt
• 1 ½ cups of water
• food colouring (optional)

Mix dry ingredients and then pour the water. Use more water if the dough doesn’t come together.


You can then use cookie cutters to make different shapes, make holes with straws so you can hang them in the Christmas tree, use beads, sequins, glitter, and silk paper to decorate them.


  1. why don't you have a bake temp?

    1. You can leave them to dry at room temperature, if you're not in a hurry. I usually do that. But I guess that you can put them in the oven at low temperature (120 C).

  2. Hello! Approx how many ornament does this make? I need to make 21

    1. I am pretty sure that this will be enough, if not too much. It depends a lot on the size of the cookie cutters.