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Salt Dough Ornament Recipe

Salt Dough Ornament Recipe

I've been using this recipe for 2 years. It's quick and easy to make. This recipe is my big secret but I 'll share it with you. Smile

1 cup of fine table salt
2/3 cup of water
1.5-2 cups of flour

Put a glass of fine salt into a medium bowl. Add tap water, no matter, warm or cold. Stir all, leave it for 5-10 minutes.

1. Salt is not dissolving completely. It's ok.

2. Why is need fine table salt? If you take a sea salt, grains will be visible in the texture of the dough, while we need to get a homogeneous plastic mass.

Then add to our bowl 1.5-2 cups of flour. Why do we have the approximate amount of flour?
Flour of different brands and types has a different moisture.  Flour moisture affects the ratio of water and flour. So add the flour gradually.

How to make salt dough

Our purpose to receive plastic dough that keeps the form. Salt dough should not crumble apart and should not stick to hands.

How to check plasticity of dough? When you knead dough, press something into it (your fingers, fork, doesn't matter). This way you see whether dough keeps the printed form or not. If not, add a little more flour and knead dough again. Then check once more with prints. 

If you added too much flour and be, a little more water helps.

Salt Dough Ornament Recipe

Salt dough modeling

Salt dough needs to be stored in a cellophane package in the refrigerator no more than a week. But for serious handmade art works it is better to use it in the first 2-3 days.

When you are modeling with salt dough,  the dough which you do not work directly, you should keep in the cellophane bag or cover it with a damp cloth, so that it does not dried up.

To receive colored salt dough, separate your dough into several parts and add a different color of  watercolor, gouache, food dye, etc in each one. After knead this piece of dough that paint was evenly distributed. Alternatively, leave "marble effect".

Coloring of salt dough have one problem. Liquid colors can change the consistency of douhg. It becames sticky. In this case add a little flour and knead your mass to normal consistency.

Color dough is most often using for a molding with children. It naturally and it it is impossible to eat because of salinity as plasticine. Smile

Salt Dough Fairy House

Ideas about Salt Dough Crafts

Panels pictures, fairy houses, wall ornaments, different figures, food for dolls, Christmas-tree decorations, etc. There are many wonderful ideas for parents and kids to do together with salt dough.

To keep your salt dough for a long time, after painting it is necessary to varnish it.

Here is my collection of fairy houses made from the salt dough. They moved now to the case since my one-year-old daughter tries to break them. Smile

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Hello Nastya Smile
Your fairy Houses are so cute. How long do you bake Salt dough? And how long do you bake it with glas? Im teacher and wann to do something like that with the Kids for christmas Smile


Hello, Franzi Smile

Sorry for the long answer. I have not checked comments for a long time. These houses I dried just in the air, put them on a central heating radiator.

In the oven, I bake Salt dough first at 50 degrees, then raise the temperature to 70. Time depends on the thickness of salt dough. Usually drying takes a whole day, hours 8-10.

I hope I helped you.

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