For this months 12 Months of Sensory Dough challenge, our dough is Salt Dough. I was inspired by this “quickest ever salt dough” recipe on Rainy Day Mum to try cooking our salt dough in the microwave so that we could paint on it without the long wait for it to dry out.
To make the salt dough, you will need: Salt, flour and water. Go with a ratio of 2:1 flour to salt, and slowly add water as required. We added too much at first, so needed to gradually add more flour to cancel that out.
Then you’re ready to roll out the dough and shape some salt dough ornaments.
If you’re looking for a Christmassy salt dough idea, then why not try these salt dough Christmas trees
You can also play around with the salt dough making all kinds of things like these which my kids made:
Using cookie cutters: (these are similar)
Once all your shapes are ready, put them in the microwave for 10 second blasts until each one is hardened and dry. (See the Rainy Day Mum post for more info on the microwaving process)
Then you’re ready to paint!
Here are some the boys’ finished salt dough creations
The lavender blue is acrylic paint. The darker blue is watercolour paint, with glitter glue added.
These are also painted with a mixture of acrylic paints and watercolour.
More Salt Dough Ideas
Salt Dough Beads | Study at Home Mama
Making Salt Dough Fossils to Awesome Music | Witty Hoots
Nature Inspired Dough for Lively Sensory Play | Peakle Pie
Crayon Salt Dough Recipe | Sugar Aunts
Scented Salt Dough Pendants | Raising Lifelong Learners
Salt Dough Seashells | Creative World of Varya
Salt Dough Flowers | Wildflower Ramblings
Salt Dough Coprolites | Preschool Powol Packets
watermelon salt dough recipe| Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail
Microwave Salt Dough | In The Playroom