~1 minute


Salt dough straight from the cupboard! A simple dough for sculptural play at home.


  • 250g plain flour
  • 125g salt
  • 125 ml water


  • Mixing bowl
  • Wooden spoon


  1. Mix together the salt and flour.
  2. Gradually add the water, kneading well.
  3. Mix everything together with a wooden spoon.
  4. On a floured work surface, roll into a smooth ball and get sculpting!
  5. The salt dough sculptures will air dry over a few days, taking care to turn the sculpture so all parts evenly dry.


The saltdough can also dry in the oven, on the lowest setting, for 3-4 hours; again take care to turn the sculpture to ensure thorough drying. The dough can become multi-coloured by separating the batch into balls, and adding a drop or two of food colouring to each dough ball.