Easy salt dough recipe no bake

Salt dough is a non-toxic, cheap and easy to make craft material.

It is a fun and easy activity to do with children without taking any risks since its ingredients are natural and accessible, you will only need flour, water, salt and oil.

With this dough they can exercise coordination and even explore new colors, textures and shapes with their hands.

You can use this salt dough recipe no bake to create decorative objects or small ornaments, for example, for the Christmas tree.

Read on to learn how to make salt dough!

salt dough no bake

Salt dough recipe no bake

The salt dough is so versatile that you can use it to model whatever you want, for example, prints of feet, hands, leaves and flowers, handmade jewelry or small decorations for the home (Christmas, Halloween, Easter, etc.).

Kids can mix salt dough with their own hands, even without help, and it has many benefits besides fun. Carrying out this type of activity promotes the exercise of imagination and creativity, the stimulation of touch and the exercise of manipulation, among others.

*Clarification: the salt dough is made up of kitchen ingredients, it is not toxic, but it is not edible.


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  • 250g of flour
  • 250g of salt
  • 150ml of warm water
  • 3 tablespoons of oil
  • Rolling pin
  • Bowl
  • Food coloring and cookie cutters (optional)
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Salt dough recipe:

Gather the materials and ingredients to get started with this salt dough recipe no bake.

  • Step 1

    Mix together the flour and salt into a large bowl.
  • Step 2

    Add oil and the warm water.
  • Step 3

    Use your hands to mix and knead until the dough is smooth. If it’s too sticky you can add more flour.
  • Step 4

    At this stage you can add food coloring to color your salt dough. If you don’t want to, skip this step.
  • Step 5

    You can use your hands or a rolling pin to roll out the salt dough on a lightly floured surface and cut your shapes out of the salt dough.

    Lastly, cut a small hole in the top of the decoration so you can thread a ribbon or string for hanging.
  • Step 6

    After decorating your creations, let them air dry on a flat surface for about 24 hours. Or you can store the salt dough in an airtight container for future use (up to 2 weeks in the refrigerator).

    If you do want to speed up the drying process by baking them, just place your salt dough crafts on a baking sheet and pop them into a 200-degree oven. Baking time will vary based on the size and thickness of your crafts

Hands in the salt dough!

This easy dough recipe is irresistible, your children can play, knead and stretch the dough to have fun and explore. This activity is ideal for rainy days.

I hope that the salt dough recipe no bake helps you to have hours of fun and entertainment for your children.