Salt Dough Coasters

by Mona Fe on Sep 19, 2022

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Salt Dough Coasters - The Easy Salt Dough Recipe for your Kids Craft

Have you explored salt dough for your kids’ craft adventures as yet?

Here at WMBT HQ, it’s on high rotation because it’s just so simple AND rewarding.

And we’re going to share this easy salt dough recipe with you today so you can create some of the easiest goodies ever with your munchkins too.

What only needs 3 staple ingredients and will occupy your tiny humans for hours? Yep, Salt Dough.

Grab some flour, salt and vegetable oil, then add some water and you’re ready to get stuck into this budget-friendly exercise.

This easy salt dough recipe for kids can be turned into pretty much anything your heart desires: ornaments, mobiles and the super cute coasters we’ve focused on in this particular craft session.

What makes them so special?

The We Might Be Tiny Australiana Stampies set, which comes with a stainless steel cookie cutter, 1 wooden stamper and a selection of easily interchangeable silicone animal stamps that turn each salt dough creation into a stunning masterpiece.

Not only is shaping, rolling and cutting a great way to challenge your munchkin’s muscle development in their tiny hands, it encourages healthy early childhood development in all the right ways.

Happy crafting!


  • 300 g (2 cups) flour
  • 150 g (½ cup) salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 185 ml (¾ cup) water

What we used

  • salt
  • flour
  • glass / mug
  • skewer
How much we spent
  • 1 kg salt $1.50
  • 1 kg flour $1


Preheat oven to 100 C and line a tray with parchment paper.

Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and knead for five minutes. 

Roll out on a lightly floured surface until 5 mm in thickness. Press an upside down glass or mug into the dough to cut out a large circle then stamp your chosen animal onto the centre of it. If you would like to add a border to the coaster, use a skewer to create small holes around the edge in a pattern of your choice. Carefully transfer to the prepared tray then repeat with remaining salt dough.

Bake for up to three hours until dough is hard and slightly golden.

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