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When I was in third grade
I was in a small art class
and we were using a
type of clay called "salt-dough"
The teacher told us how to make it.
I am a little rusty so if you have any
Q's I will have some A's!!!
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Step 1: Gather materials

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You will need
1/2 cup to 1 cup of

1 cup to 1 1/2 cup
of salt

and 1/2 cup to 1 cup
of water

(believe me, you will need a BIG bowl)

Step 2: MIX!

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You will mix in all of the dry ingredients first,
then you will slowly add in the water, while
watching how sticky or watery it becomes.
(When you suppose that it is a little too watery,
you can keep stirring or what I do is I use my
hands to mush it all up.) If it is still too watery
add more salt.When you think there is enough
salt add in a little more flour.

Step 3: Keep Mushing!!!

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You need to keep mushing with flour so it does not
stick to anything.Throw from one hand to another very
quickly or shape it from a sphere to maybe a flat pizza.
All of this working will stretch out the dough making it
easier for projects.

Step 4: Storage

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You should put your salt-dough clay away in
an air tight container such as a Tupperware
bowl or some Gladware. But before you put
them in the storage space you have to put
flour in the bowl so that the next time you take
it out the dough will not stick to the container.
After a few days of working(with the dough)
you will not have to use any flour.
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my salt-dough is so soupy do I need to add more salt or flour.

agent crush6 years ago
i tried to make it. but should i put more flour???


Marciocha007 made it!2 months ago


My recipe 40% flour 40% water 20% salt perfect for clay sculpture also add a drop of food coloring to the water if you want
Marciocha007 made it!2 months ago

Hellol all, If U like salt dough please check out my new blog, I hope U will enjoy :)


I was wondering i made a version like this after you paint it . could you put a pottery glaze on it ?

you can

laceymay213 months ago

Why cant you use self rising flour

I tried this alough do u need to put in the fridge or cook it

KimberlyB17 months ago


KimberlyB17 months ago

I'm going to try this. It seems fun

JLimpers10 months ago

I made the footprints and handprints of my granddaughter (2) for her mum for Mother's Day. It was a GREAT succes and lots of fun too.

So thank you for the recipe.

as91 year ago
I made some,
Ayaan6 years ago
thanx ..thats nice of u,..., but do u know how to make 1 which dry and become very hard??? please reply
dombeef Ayaan6 years ago
you cook it
Mplinnc dombeef5 years ago
dombeef Mplinnc5 years ago
YAHOO!!!!! PARTAY!!!!!!!!
Sunny124613 (author)  dombeef1 year ago
Sunny124613 (author)  Ayaan6 years ago
hmmm,you just cook it in the oven for about 4 hours,but look it up.I dont want any bad points because art work was burnt... but if you want a few more days before you paint,just let it air dry.
poofrabbit2 years ago
Love salt clay I have 15 recipes for it, all work fantastic. I still have xmas decorations for the tree I made as a kid (well over twenty years ago) that look as fantastic as they did when I first made them. You can coat these with clear spray paint or clear nail polish might help with putting them outside. :)
Would it work outside.
minininja243 years ago
um...... it will harden over night, but for fun, try to make a dough out of 4 cups brown sugar, 1 teaspoon of jam, and 4-8 table spoons of olive oil or conola oil. also this brown dough could be used to make fake poop!
skbkmkhk3 years ago
My daughter is having a slumber party and she loves your recipe for play doh. She is wanting each girl to make the play doh and then a bowl and for me to cook them. How much will this recipe make? Will this be a good size for each child? Also do you know the best time to cook it or would just watching it be the best way. I would be cooking about 6 bowls. Can you put a glaze over them once done cooking to hold them together better. Thank you for such a great fun cheap activity for our girls!
eann3 years ago
This stuff will keep if refrigerated.

If you want to bake it to harden it, do it at a low temperature (approx. 200 degrees Fahrenheit) for several hours. You can put some aluminum foil of the top of it to keep it from browning, but if you are going to paint it, it doesn't really matter if it is going to brown or not.
Gingerbean5 years ago
Hi everyone!  I just signed up and I am delighted to be part of this group!  I used salt dough clay to construct an Easter gift for my mother at least 15 years ago.  Happy to say it's still in good shape!  I made an "Easter at Grandma's House scene.  I just wanted to share a few ideas that I had discovered "by accident"

My favorite:  push the dought through the holes of a metal seive, or strainer and you will get curly hair!  Use something  with larger holes and you can get long curls!  thin craft wire makes wonder specs!  Use a cheese shreader for a layered soft wavey hairdo.  Really, just look around your kitchen and let your imagination work for you!

Happy Crafting!  Ginger
Sounds like you could use a garlic press here.
i love this i am using this for my volcano in Sci. class i at awesome
thank you so much! :)
kim102204 years ago
could i make this ahead of time.. Im going to do hand prints for my son's pre-k class and i was wanting to roll it out and have the cirlcles ready for them to just place their hands in it.. If i place them on cookie sheets and cover it w/ plastic rap do you think it would be soft enough for them? And also do i let them air dry for a life time keep or should i bake them? i would like to do this tomorrow am..
Hey yo4 years ago
how do u do if u want the color?
dombeef Hey yo4 years ago
You add food coloring to the water, or while it is in a mushy state.
quick question. when you back it, is it somewhat durrable? like what kind of hardness are we looking at here. i was planning to make something, but i dont have anything to mold, so i was gonna make some.
Sunny124613 (author)  crystalguy994 years ago
Um, what do you mean by "back it"

Also, the hardness is somewhat close to when you leave play-doh out for a REALLY long time. But, if you have never experienced that feeling, then it pretty much is as hard as a rock , only if you leave it in the oven for the time recommended :D

(also, if its gonna be on a coffee table or something like that, then make sure you don't have and protuding details, for they might get smashed off or worse, they could stab someone. ) :D
sorry, meant to spell "bake" but didnt catch that error. and thanks alot!
Sunny124613 (author)  crystalguy994 years ago
Oh, no problem!
powefolks5 years ago
I made this with my class - we made ornaments - we added about 2 tablespoons of cinnimon to get it a holiday smell - we placed them in the sun to harden - I tried to put in the oven but I used self-rising flous so they came out all distorted - I would suggest using plain flour and only leavin t=in the oven for about 3 or 4 minutes
Sunny124613 (author)  powefolks4 years ago
Yes, just use all purpose flour (sorry about not putting that in the materials ;) Also, I really don't think you should leave it in the oven for 3 or 4 minutes, it might not be hard enough to place on a shelf or desk with out drooping.
karalnny6 years ago
if you leave this out will it harden?? cause i need something that WILL!! for an art class, we have to make something that will harden with OUT heating up...
It will Probably harden but she didnt do it in a long time so we forgot the results
acer727966 years ago
what if you want to put food coloring in?
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