Thursday, 22 December 2016

2 Minute Salt Dough Recipe



Salt dough is must for me and the kids at Christmas time. Last year, we made some new decorations for the tree. This year I let the children come up with their own ideas for what they wanted to make. 

The recipe we used for our creations was this super simple one:

1 cup salt

1 cup water

1 cup plain flour

Mix the dry ingredients first, then slowly add the water until it begins to come together. You may not need all the water. It's better to be too dry than too sticky! Knead it until it resembles a dough like texture. If it is too wet, add a little more flour. 

It's now ready to use!

(This dough can be left to air dry, cooked in the oven on low for 3-5 hrs, or microwaved for a few minutes)

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This year, instead of our usual ornaments, Chick 5 decided he wanted to make a plate to put Santa's milk and snacks on for Christmas Eve. 

He did his best to mould it into the shape of a stocking.



Chick 6 decided she wanted to create an elaborate candle holder.


Once hardened, we painted the salt dough. Chick 5 decided on a very Christmassy blue(?) for his stocking plate


On Christmas Eve, the new plate for Father Christmas took pride of place in the living room - 




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