Salt Dough

Salt dough is a great activity to learn and teach students. Fantastic for lower levels, this easy to make dough can used to create an endless array shapes & creations and the final product can be air or oven dried.

These instructions have been taken from http://www.learning4kids.net/2012/12/09/how-to-make-salt-dough-recipe/ 

YOU WILL NEED:

A cup salt
2 cups of flour
¾ cup of water
INSTRUCTIONS:
  1. In a large bowl mix salt and flour together.
  2. Gradually stir in water. Mix well until it forms a doughy consistency.
  3. Turn the dough onto the bench and kneed with your hands until smooth and combined.
  4. Make your creations using the salt dough.
  5. Place the salt dough creations into the oven at 180C.  The amount of time needed to bake depends on the size and thickness of the salt dough creations.
Tips & Ideas:
  • Store your salt dough in an air tight container as it keeps well for a few days.
  • You can paint your creations with acrylic paints and seal with varnish or polyurethane spray.
  • Salt dough can also be aired dried and is an alternative to oven drying. 

A great idea for Easter is to make Easter Eggs out of the salt dough (find instructions at http://www.inhabitots.com/how-to-make-salt-dough-easter-egg-ornaments-for-easter-trees-and-egg-hunts/ ). Students can paint their initials on the egg as well (see photo for finished product). Make sure to put a hole into the top with a skewer before drying and insert a cotton thread to make a nifty door hanger or present tag.

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