A great way for your little ones to make their own decorations, especially for Christmas. They can give them as gifts.


  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1.5 cups warm water


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Knead for 10 minutes until the dough feels smooth.
  3. Cut out a range of shapes using cutters.
  4. Bake for 1.5-2hrs in the oven at 100 degrees or until they have dried out.
  5. Paint and add glitter (if you dare!)

Notes... A great way to make a personalised christmas gift for the grandparents.

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  • Shell24
    • 19 Dec 2017
      3:08 pm

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  • Love this idea. So easy and creative.


  • Such a great activity idea.

    • I remember making something similar when I was young.


  • Will do this definitely… looks so simple and cute.


  • We love making Salt Dough creations.
    We did use a cheaper salt product once and the children didn’t like the course texture.


  • This is good to have, thank you


  • You can do so many things with salt dough


  • thanks so much the kids are going to love doing easter craft


  • Oh wow. So simple yet effective.


  • These are great and you can make so much stuff out of them!

    • We made some keepsakes for Grandma out of the kid’s handprints


  • What a great idea! I remember doing this as a child. Would be great to do with my son!


  • I made my baby’s hand and foot print in salt dough and it is still great – did take a long time to fully dry out though


  • We used to make this when we were kids. Also nice to make Christmas tree decorations from salt dough. It stays longer good when you cover it with a bit varnish after painting.


  • great idea for a craft activity. Thanks for sharing.


  • I made a batch and was surprised to find how long it lasted without drying out


  • This is always a fun activity for the little ones and then you can bake and keep them for quite a long time, their own little treasures can even be hung on the xmas trees.


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