Salt Dough

Salt dough won't last long to play with but it can be sculted into lovely models which can be dried out and kept.

Salt dough wreath

You will need:

3 cups of plain flour
1 ½ cups of fine salt
1 cup of cold water
2 tbsp of vegetable oil
Food colouring (optional)
Varnish (optional)

To make the salt dough:

Mix together the flour, salt, water and oil until you get a smooth dough (you may need to add a bit more flour or water).

If you are making a batch in one colour add a couple of drops of food colouring to the water

To make several different colours make the dough plain, separate into balls and then knead a drop of food colouring into each one. Gloves are a good idea!

Alternatively leave the dough uncoloured and paint when dry.

To harden bake in the oven on a low heat for at about 2 hours but the thicker your model the longer it will need.

NB:The high levels of salt in this dough can be very dangerous if ingested.

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