Salt Dough for making Christmas Ornaments

Basic dough recipe:

  • one cup of fine salt
  • one cup of flour
  • about half a cup of water

Mix the flour and the salt together in a large bowl. Depending on the flour brand, you may need a different amount of water so it is best to make a well in the center and pour in the water. You have to knead until smooth and elastic and non-sticky dough.
Shape the dough into a ball and wrap it into a plastic film in order to prevent it from drying. The dough is now ready to be used.
Variations :

Add more flour and you’ll get a softer dough
Add more salt and the aspect of the sculptures will be granular
Add wallpaper glue and the dough will be more cohesive

Use cookies cutters to Cut shapes outs, or form them like you would clay. Insert paper clips for hangers and bake at 200 degrees until hard. Times will vary depending on thickness of item, so check frequently. Dough may be stored in fridge in airtight container, or plastic wrap.

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