Salt Dough Creations | The Salt Dough Recipe for Kids

by Eleanor Cullen on May 06, 2021

salt dough recipe for kids

Salt Dough Creations - The ultimate salt dough recipe for kids

The facial expression when tiny humans master a new skill and create something glorious is priceless.

We love the look on their faces so much that weā€™re constantly on the lookout for new ideas.

One of those recent finds is salt dough.

With some trial and error, weā€™ve come tracked down the ultimate salt dough recipe for kids.

Salt dough makes the perfect stuck-for-ideas activity. Not only is it forgiving, all it takes are 3 kitchen staples, Ā¾ cup of water and youā€™re ready. That makes one cost-effective crafty afternoon!

You can make anything from pen holders to jewellery trays or Christmas tree ornaments. Itā€™s the perfect opportunity for a craft session where no agenda, but your little oneā€™s imagination guides you.

Our We Might Be Tiny Stampies set is your ideal salt dough companion. It comes with a stainless steel cookie cutter, 1 wooden stamper and 15 easily interchangeable silicone animal stamps that allow you to cut, shape and decorate your own creations.

Squishing, rolling, moulding and cutting strengthens the small muscles in their tiny fingers and supports healthy childhood development. Three cheers to that!

Now off you go to raid your pantry.


  • 300 g (2 cups) flour
  • 150 g (1/2 cup) salt
  • 2 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 185 ml (3/4 cup) water

What we used

  • salt
  • flour
  • glass jar
  • tin can

How much we spent

  • 1 kg salt $1.50
  • 1 kg flour $1


Preheat oven to 100 C.

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

Divide into three equal portions. Taking one ball at a time, roll out on a lightly floured surface into a long rectangle. Using your favourite Stampies, add animal stamps to the dough.

Wrap the dough rectangle around a recycled tin or glass jar, folding the excess dough over the top edges inside the tin/ jar and flattening the excess dough at the bottom to create a base.

Repeat with the remaining two dough balls.

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

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