Entertaining kids

Salt Dough Recipe -

Salt Dough Recipe on the Farm.jpg

Really simple, really cheap, really fun and if you make them into pinchpots, Christmas decorations or tea sets you have great handmade presents for the kids (or yourself). They can be painted, glittered. Baking them turns them into rocks. They taste crap - don't try and eat. If you can put a thumb print in or a marking to say whos art is who. Self raising flour makes them puff up alittle. Great activity to have as a back up for a rainy day or to calm down a houseful of someone elses kids. I add a few drops of essential oil to the dough and it doubles as a lovely calm & relaxing afternoon activity. 


1 cup salt

2 cups of plain flour

¾ cup of water


  1. In a large bowl mix salt and flour together then stir in water till its like firm dough.
  2. Kneed till smooth. (or like me pop all in Thermomix and bliz till smooth.)
  3. Empty the cutters from the second draw on the table & let them create masterpieces.
  4. Place the salt dough creations into the oven at 150-180C. I find about an hour does it - but generally I bake them when I'm making cakes or a roast or something. You can also leave them on the fire place to dry out first overnight. 
  5. Once dry they can be painted and varished if they are a little special and then packaged off to all the Nonna and Pops of this world.