Salt dough can come in handy for a number of different craft projects, but we particularly love using it to make cheap and cheerful Christmas decs. Hard wearing and easy to make using simple ingredients, it’s a great way to have fun and get creative with the kids, too. Follow the steps below to make your own salt dough
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup salt
- 3/4 cup water
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
Pour two cups of flour into a large bowl. Add one cup of salt, 3/4 cup of water, and two tbsp. of vegetable oil. Stir thoroughly until all of the clumps have been removed from the mixture. It should gain a doughy consistency.
Pour the dough onto a flat surface, such as a cutting board. Knead the mixture until it is smooth and thick.
Store your salt dough in an air tight container. It will keep for several days so long as the container is properly sealed.
That’s all there is to it! Then simply choose the shapes and designs you want to make and use cookie cutters to create them. Let them air dry in a warm place or put them in an oven for half an hour at 50ºC. They can be painted and decorated once dry.