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 newfound 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 some more gorgeous salt dough crafts!
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 it? 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!
Conversation 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’s Day card!).
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.
Animals and Sculptures
Hedehogs by Wolf Creek Crafting. A great tutorial, and how cute is that hedgehog?!
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. Can’t beat that!
Snowmen by Daddy Dan 360. As it turns out, you can make a whole little family out of salt dough!
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 handprint or footprint keepsake!
Cookie Platter by Striving Mommy (link no longer available). 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 salt dough crafts—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!
I hope you found it helpful and it gave you a bit of inspiration!