I have previously shown you how to make salt dough, but thought I would share again as there is so much you can do with it. I challenged my children’s craft class to make designs with the theme of ‘Dragon’s Vs Unicorn’s’ in mind. We had so much fun, especially when it came to decorating our salt dough creations.
1 Cup Salt
2 Cups Flour
3/4 Cup of Water
Pre-Heated Oven 180c
In a bowl mix the salt and flour and gradually add the water. Mix with a spoon until the mixture starts to come together.
When the mixture starts to clump together you can take it out of the bowl and start to knead it together on a dry clean surface. You may also want to put a light dusting of flour down on the surface to prevent it sticking.
Roll out your mixture with a rolling pin until the mixture is between 5mm to 10mm thick. The thicker the dough the longer it will take to cook in the oven.
Next using your cookie cutters or a knife cut out your chosen shapes.
If you would like to hang your ornament use a straw to make a hole.
Put your keepsakes onto a clean baking tray and put in a pre-heated oven for approximately 10 to 20 minutes. Time to cook will depend on the thickness of the dough, therefore it is recommended that you keep checking the dough so that it does not burn.
Once cooked allow to cool. You will then be able to paint, decorate and add your ribbon.
If the mixture is too wet then add a small amount of flour and carry on mixing.
If the mixture is too dry and flaky gradually add a tiny amount of water until the mixture starts to stick together
If you pinch the straw when you are making a hole in your ornament then you will also remove the excess dough.
Always get an adult to help you when using a knife or the oven.