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Salt Dough


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

additional tools

For ornaments: cookie cutters, disposable straw, and string
For magnets: crafting magnets


  1. Preheat oven to 200°F and use Bak-Klene ZT Nonstick Baking Spray to grease a sheet pan.
  2. With a handheld or stand mixer, sift salt and flour together.  Slowly add water until the dough begins to form.
  3. 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.)
  4. 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.
  5. Once your shapes are made, use a disposable straw to poke a hole near the top -this will be used for the string.
  6. 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).
  7. Allow shapes to completely cool before decorating or stringing.

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