Name of Activity: Salt dough Ornament

Suitable for ages:

Resources required: 2 cups of plain flour (all purpose flour) 1 cup of salt, 1 cup of water (you may need less)

How to play:

Making salt dough is so easy! Just follow the 4 easy steps below to create the best salt dough recipe.

  • Mix 2 cups of plain flour and 1 cup of salt together in a large bowl.
  • Add 1 cup of water.  Add it in slowly as you may need less.
  • Knead the mixture into a dough.
  • Get creating!


The best way to dry out salt dough is to put it in the oven at a low temperature. Ovens do vary, but I turn the oven to 100 degree (Celsius) to avoid any burning or the salt dough puffing up. Your salt dough crafts will take several hours to dry out depending on their thickness. Thicker salt dough models may take longer. Turning your salt dough crafts over every now and again can speed up the drying process.


If you don’t have time to wait to dry your salt dough creations in the oven you can dry them out in the microwave. Put your salt dough craft on a microwave safe plate and then zap your salt dough craft for 10 seconds at a time. It really won’t take long at all!

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Salford Youth Alliance, Salford Community Leisure and the young volunteers we work with have put together a range of activities for young people to try at home during this difficult time. These activities can be done with little or no equipment.

Here is activity number Five

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