When we were out for a walk a few weeks ago, my son picked up some ‘clay’ he found and wanted to take it home to model with. I persuaded him we would buy him some proper clay to use. However, I haven’t had a chance to get to the shop to buy some yet, so I suggested we have a go with salt dough for now, so here’s what the children got up to…
Salt dough recipe
- 1 Cup Salt
- 1 Cup Flour
- ½ Cup Water
Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix, then kneed for a bit until you have the correct consistency of a dough. Next, have fun creating!
I divided the dough between my three children and let them use their own creativity to do whatever they wanted.
BB tried desperately to make a bowl with his, unfortunately the dough just wasn’t solid enough, but we did manage a bit of a dish.
All the children enjoyed playing around with it, they made shapes using cutters, dishes, a lizard, their name and even a pumpkin.
We baked the salt dough in the oven on grease proof paper at 180 for around 2 hours, depending on the size of the creation.
The next day, we painted them and of course, added some obligatory glitter (they just couldn’t resist a bit of sparkle)!
This was a very popular and simple activity, just like play dough, only the children get to keep their creations, what could be better?! They would also make great keepsake gifts, if you add a handprint.