To make your own batch of homemade salt dough, all you need are three ingredients that you’re sure to have at home:
- 250g flour
- 125g table salt
- 125-150ml water (approx)
Mix together the flour and salt, then gradually add enough water to create a dough consistency.
Sprinkle a little flour on your counter and tip out the dough. Knead the dough with your hands until there is no longer any trace of flour and the dough is pliable.
Your salt dough is now ready to create with – roll it out, cut, shape and get creative! Simple is usually better as it has more chance of staying together before you bake it. Also, the thicker the dough is, the longer it will take to harden.
When ready, put the salt dough creations on a lined baking sheet and into an oven preheated to 140C/280F to dry out. The length of time will depend on the thickness and size of the dough, so give it about three hours and then check to see if it needs more time.
That’s it – it’s that simple!
Any unused dough can be kept in an airtight container for a few days until your next crafting session.