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Playing with Play Doh can be lots of fun, but making your own salt dough modelling clay can be a fun process too. So in this article were going to show you how to do just that.

This salt dough is not meant to be eaten so make sure not to leave it in a situation where a person or animal could eat it. As the high salt content may be harmful.

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Step 1: Materials Needed

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List of materials:

  • Flour
  • Salt
  • Water
  • Cream of Tartar
  • Food Colouring
  • Vegetable Oil - we used Olive oil

(Ratio of Mixture)

2 Cup Flour
2 Cup Water
1 Cup Salt
2 Sachets of Cream of Tartar - equal to two teaspoons
2 Tablespoons of Vegatable Oil
 
treetopcoach3 months ago

I need to make a model for a mask, and am thinking perhaps Play Doh would work. I would eventually make a plaster cast of the face and then wouldn't need the Play Doh anymore. Does it dry hard without cracking? Would one dry it in the oven (or food dryer)? I made "baker's clay" ornaments years ago which seems similar to this recipe. Thanks for your help with this!

My mother made salt dough with me and my brother when I was a little kid. Thank you for posting an instructable that brings up happy childhood memories.
Go Repairs (author)  troopersmachine1 year ago
I'm glad this brought up some happy memories for you. If you make a batch and make something, don't forget to share a picture with us.