Salt dough is one of the easiest DIY crafts out there. Uses for salt-dough are infinite; our two favorites -magnets and ornaments. The recipe is so simple, so let's not draw this out and get right to it!
1 cup of table salt
2 cups of all-purpose flour
1 cup of warm water
For ornaments: cookie cutters, disposable straw, and string
For magnets: crafting magnets
- Preheat oven to 200°F and use Bak-Klene ZT Nonstick Baking Spray to grease a sheet pan.
- With a handheld or stand mixer, sift salt and flour together. Slowly add water until the dough begins to form.
- Transfer dough onto a floured surface and using a rolling pin, roll the dough out until 1/2" thick. (TIP: If your dough becomes to dry and cracks while handling, add more water. If it's too sticky, more flour.)
- Cut out your desired shapes using a cookie cutter. Some people prefer a more natural shape, then pressing their childs hand into the dough to form a handprint.
- Once your shapes are made, use a disposable straw to poke a hole near the top -this will be used for the string.
- Move dough shapes onto the greased sheet pan and bake for 40-60 minutes until dry and firm to the touch. (Time will vary depending on the size of your shapes).
- Allow shapes to completely cool before decorating or stringing.