Salt Dough Recipe

This is a super easy Salt Dough Recipe for people who love making it for their kids, with only 3 basic ingredients. You can also make your creations and let see your finished masterpieces!


A cup of salt

2 cups of flour

¾ cup of water



  1. Combine salt and flour together in a large bowl.
  2. Gradually pour over water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
  3. Turn the dough onto the bench and kneed with your hands until smooth and combined. Make your creations as desired.
  4. Place the salt dough creations into the oven at 180C and then turn the heat down to slow bake. The amount of time needed to bake depends on the size and thickness of the salt dough creations. Store your salt dough in an air tight container as it keeps well for a few days.


  • After putting baking them in the oven, you can use acrylic paints to paint your creations and seal with varnish or polyurethane spray.
  • Instead of oven drying, salt dough can also be aired dried.
  • Let the kids make the salt dough as this encourages and promotes so many learning opportunities, plus it is so much fun!


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