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What you will need? 

A cup of salt

2 cups of flour

¾ cup of water

1-2 spoons of sunflower oil

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl mix salt and flour together.
  2. Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency. add oil.
  3. Turn the dough onto the bench and kneed with your hands until smooth and combined.
  4. Make your creations using the salt dough.
  5. Place the salt dough creations into the oven at 80C for one hour then second hour at 100C.  The amount of time needed to bake depends on the size and thickness of the salt dough creations.

Tips & Ideas:

  • Store your salt dough in an air tight container as it keeps well for a few days.
  • You can paint your creations with acrylic paints and seal with varnish or polyurethane spray.
  • Salt dough can also be aired dried and is an alternative to oven drying.
  • Involve the kids in making the salt dough as this encourages and promotes so many learning opportunities, plus it is so much fun!