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Salt Dough

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We’ve been learning the letter D this week. So we’ve been talking a little bit about dinosaurs. As I was looking for dino crafts I found an easy one for making fossils. You use salt dough. It was great for this craft. And it can be used for many other things. I’m sure I’ll be making it a lot with Rebecca for various projects. I love how simple it is to make…flour, salt, water. Rebecca basically made it herself. I only made a 1/4 of the recipe and it was plenty for our craft. I’ll post my quantities. We made two large fossils and a letter D (for our letter of the week and for Daddy :).

Salt Dough

1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
3/8 – 1/2 cup water

Mix flour, salt and 3/8 cup water in a bowl. Add more water if too dry. Use dough to make handprints, fossils, beads, etc. Bake on baking sheet lined with parchment paper at 350 for about 1 hour…until dry. Paint when cooled.

To preserve it, you’ll need to spray it with polyurethane or clear varnish spray.

One comment

  1. Sara says:

    We made some Christmas tree ornaments with salt dough last year. And we did some shamrocks around St. Pattys Day. I haven’t made it since, though. We’ll have to make some again.

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