Salt Dough Recipe

Salt dough is great for making ornaments, handprint or footprint keepsakes, figurines, jewelry, dinosaur fossils, and much more. This salt dough recipe is fast and easy and uses things you probably already have in your kitchen.

Salt Dough Recipe

How to Make Salt Dough


  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup luke warm water
  • Liquid Water Colors or Food Coloring (optional)


First, combine your flour and salt

Salt Dough Recipe

Add your water and stir until a dough forms

Salt Dough Recipe

Knead the dough for about 5 minutes until smooth. Let the kids help out with the kneading!

Salt Dough Recipe

That’s it! From there roll the dough out to the desired thickness. After you make your imprint let air dry or bake at 200 degrees for 2-3 hours depending on the thickness of the dough. Here are the instructions to make salt dough dinosaur fossils  or for footprint ornaments. Click the picture below for the instructions.

Dinosaur Fossils

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