It is that time of year my friends! The time when we need to start thinking about homemade gifts. This year, I am thinking salt dough. There are so many things you can make with salt dough!!
A little while ago I shared our new found love for this dough. It is simple to make, lovely to work with, easy to bake, and great to paint! Here is the post on painting salt dough, in case you missed it. So today I thought I would share a bit more – particularly, things to make with salt dough!
In case salt dough is new to you, I wanted to include the recipe as well. It is so simple to make! All you need is flour, salt, and water. I share the recipe for salt dough in this post about making beads.
Now that you have the recipe and the how-to for making salt dough, what can you make with salt dough? To put it simply — ANYTHING!
Things to Make with Salt Dough
Owl Ornaments by Homemade By Jill. These little owls would look adorable on a Christmas tree, or hung from a mantle or window all year long!
Converstaion Heart Ornaments by Sandy Toes and Popsicles. What a sweet way to show someone how much you care! These would be lovely mailed out to Grandparents too (maybe to accompany the ‘5 reasons we love Grandma‘ Valentine cards!)
Love Gift Tags by Blue Mason Jar Studio. I love this process – and the result is absolutely stunning. Blue Mason Jar Studio has many other gift tag ideas made from dough as well.
Hedehogs by Wolf Creek Crafting. A great tutorial – and look how cute that hedgehog is made from salt dough?! –
Snakes by Frugal Fun 4 Boys. This would be a great process activity for preschoolers too – the rolling and shaping. And, the end result is awfully cute too – can’t beat that!
Snowmen by Daddy Dan 360. Winter time is a great season to find out – what can you make with salt dough? As it turns out, you can make a whole little family!
Natural Leaf Imprints by The Imagination Tree. We love going for nature walks and always have so many treasures at home. I am excited to make some imprints with some of our treasures this spring! –
Footprints (or Handprints) by Squidoo. No baby phase is complete without a sweet hand print or foot print keepsake!
Cookie Platter by Striving Mommy. I had no idea you could make something quite as big as this, but apparently you can! We will be trying to make this with salt dough.
Heart Magnets by The Connections We Share. I love these little heart magnets. And you could make any magnet at all that your little ones would like! I think we will make some numbers for our fridge.
Kid Beads by One Perfect Day. I love how beautiful these beads are, and how little ones can thread them to make bracelets or necklaces. What a sweet gift that would make!
Luckily, it seems as though we have plenty of things to make with salt dough – so our love for this dough can continue for some time! Whether you are looking for ornaments for Christmas, Gifts kids can make, or simply wondering what the heck can I make with salt dough – this list has you covered!
Hope you found it helpful and it gave you a bit of inspiration!
I love salt dough! I made lots of ornaments for Christmas (salt dough mixed with cinnamon) and salt dough angels 🙂 Salt dough is great!
Suzanne Holt says
What is fun about your collection is that the ideas are suitable for girls AND boys! Pinned to my “Gifts Kids Can Make” board.
Thank you Suzanne! And thank you for pinning to your board – sounds like a board I should check out! What is your Pinterest name?
when I click on the following: Love Gift Tags by Blue Mason Jar Studio. I get a virus warning.
Oh thank you for letting me know Jeannie – it seems the site is no longer running, the blogger has either changed sites or closed shop. I will see if I can track her down and update that link. In the mean time I will disable the link. Thank you for taking the time to let me know
Emily DeWitt says
I clicked on the blue mason site too and got the malicious software warning. You may need to take it down.
Thank you very much for the note Emily. The link is now removed for the time being — I will keeping checking to see if the blogger has changed sites. Much appreciated!
What flour self rising or all purpose? Thanks
All purpose is what we use Evelyn, Thanks for your clarifying question!
Does it last? Is it durable I guess is more my question.
Definitely – very durable.
Cookie Platter link by striving mommy doesn’t seem to be in use anymore!
Thank you so much Lyn, I will remove it.
Haha 🙂 *Salt Dough