This craft project is one your kids will quickly get enthusiastic about. Almost anything can be shaped. Once your dough shapes are dry, they can be painted and used as great table decorations or even for hanging on trees or branches. It is cheap and uses ingredients you most probably already have in your food cupboard.
Make up a batch and let the kids have fun…and what's great is that unlike play dough, you'll have a home made trinket to treasure when they're stone.
To make other shapes, either create them free-hand or use cookie cutters in a variety of shapes. You really can create anything. Choose the cutter to match your theme, make your shapes and let them dry. If you are wanting to use colour, just use poster paint or acrylic in the desired colour choice. I would recommend varnishing the finished article with a little PVA glue or proper varnish. This will further strengthen your creation and give it a nice glossy finish.
Salt dough is versatile, but I would recommend keeping your shapes fairly small, like a cookie, as the dough can crack when made into larger shapes.
This salt dough recipe makes great Christmas decorations and can be used to save tiny fingerprints or hand and foot prints.
Give it a go this winter season and see what you can create.
I am a preschool and primary school teacher and mum to 3 children. I have been involved in education since 1997 and have trained in a variety of educational specialist areas. It is with this expertise that I write articles to help parents and educators provide quality learning experiences for the children in their care.