Do you like arts, crafts and making a little bit of a mess? If you do, we have the perfect thing for you!
Our Karen’s keeping busy during lockdown. She’s going to show you how to make Salt Dough Crafts – a simple & low cost way to help you keep the kids entertained!
PLEASE NOTE: Saltdough Crafts are ONLY for decorative purposes and NOT for human consumption.
How To Make Salt dough Crafts With Karen: A Step By Step Guide
Decide if you are going to use cookie cutters or something else to design your shapes. Make sure they are washed & ready.
You will need the same size implement (e.g. cup) for measuring the ingredients.
You will need a rolling pin or bottle (empty or full but a full bottle will be heavier). Washed & ready.
Something to mix with e.g. spatula or spoon.
A clean bowl.
A clean area to work on.
Grease proof paper on an oven-proof tray.
Flat surface to put finished items on to dry.
2 cups of plain flour.
1 cup of plain table salt.
Cool water to mix.
Extra flour to dust the surface you are working on.
1. Put your flour, salt & a little of your water in the bowl & mix together.
2. Keep adding the water bit by bit until it become dough consistency (able to roll)
3. Take half of your dough & knead it together so it is all mixed in.
4. Place some spare flour on your workspace & roll it out to your desired thickness. Take in to consideration that the thinner your dough the quicker it will dry but more brittle it will be.
5. Once rolled use your utensils e.g. cookie cutters to cut out the shapes you have chosen & place on the grease proof paper.
6. Then do the same with the remainder of the dough as in steps 4 & 5
7. You can put the shapes to dry out in an oven on the lowest setting for 2/3 hours or till dry or you can put them in a cool dry place for 2/3 days to dry naturally
8. They are ready to decorate when they turn white in colour (see video for reference).