How To Make Salt Dough

Salt DoughI needed to make some salt dough for a children’s class at church.  The recipe that was included in the lesson book was different than the one that I have been using for years.  I usually make salt dough rather than buy play-doh because it is so much less expensive.  I would make a bunch of different colors and then spend the money on the fun accessories like the play-doh barber shop.  (I loved making the long hair).

I was talking to a friend about salt dough just a couple of days ago and she mentioned how much she did not like the texture and said that it did not last very long.  I have had a very different experience with this recipe.

Salt Dough

1 cup water 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
1/2 cup salt 1 cup flour
1 Tablespoon of vegetable oil A few drops of food coloring

Combine in a pan and cook on medium heat stirring constantly till it pulls away from the sides of the pan. (2 -3 minutes)  Knead on counter top till smooth.  Store in an airtight container, or ziplock bag.

I actually need to make some salt dough for our home because the play dough in our Cranium game is all dried up.  Be sure to make plenty for the whole family to enjoy, (including the grown ups).

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About Becky

I am a stay at home mom to 2 teenagers. I have a 20 year old daughter and a 17 year old son, and a husband who is just a big kid at heart. I teach piano lessons from my home. I am going back to college and sometimes wonder if I am crazy for doing this. I absolutely love anything and everything crafty. I especially love to stamp, crochet and sew.

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