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Salt Dough for Decorative Ornaments Recipe


  • 8 cups flour
  • 3 cups salt which has been swirled in blender or food processor to make finer
  • 3 cups warm water
  • 2 T. cooking oil

Mix flour and salt together, then add water and oil, kneading 5-10 minutes till smooth. If too wet, knead in more flour; if too dry, add a bit more water. Wrap with plastic wrap and let set at room temperature at least 1-2 hours. Letting it set for a day or even longer allows the salt to partially dissolve, making a smoother dough.

Shape into ornaments as desired, poking holes with a toothpick or plastic straw to allow for hanging. Air dry or bake in oven at lowest temperature. Paint with acrylic or watercolor paints. If desired, dip or spray with glaze. String with ribbon or gold thread to hang.