Salt Dough Necklaces & Ornaments
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup water (maximum)
- Food coloring or paint - I used washable tempera paints - Smile Link
- Mixing bowl
- Baking sheet
- Silicone mat or parchment paper
- Cookie cutters
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Put the flour and salt in the bowl.
Gradually stir in the water. Only add in ½ cup to start. The dough should not be sticky. If it is, add more flour and salt.
Knead the dough with your hands to mix the water into the flour and salt thoroughly. Some people might find the sticky dough a little gross.
Divide the dough into bowls and add paint. Work the color in. This will smooth the dough as well. The color will look marbled, not the same color throughout.
Roll out the dough and cut it with cookie cutters or roll it into balls to make beads.
Use a skewer to poke holes for yarn or ribbon in beads and ornaments.
To bake, place your baking sheet(s) in the oven at the lowest heat (mine was 170). Leave for 1-2 hours, turning every half hour. You can also air dry, but this can take 1-3 weeks.
When the dough is cool, you can string beads to make necklaces or use ribbon to make hanging ornaments.
If you have older kids, they can decorate the ornaments or beads further with permanent markers.