Remember making creations out of salt dough as a kid? Now there are even more ways to have fun with salt dough, thanks to these awesome salt dough crafts!
If you’re looking for something easy, inexpensive, and fun to do with your kids, just whip up a batch of salt dough and let their imaginations run wild! Grab the simple salt dough recipe here and try one of these crafts this week! And if you want to have fun with play dough, check out over 25 play dough activities for kids too!
Salt Dough Crafts:
Be sure to scroll on down for the salt dough recipe!
These Place Card Salt Dough Ornaments would be a wonderful keepsake gift from a family dinner!
Learn about the geography of the Americas with this South America Geography Salt Dough Map!
Make these beautiful Salt Dough Leaf Bowls to welcome autumn!
This Kid Made Salt Dough Paperweight is fun and easy enough for kids to make on their own!
If your kids love the Ninja Turtles, they’ll love making this Handprint Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle Ornament!
Have some archaeology pretend play with these Salt Dough Dinosaur Fossils!
These Pine Stamped Salt Dough Ornaments are absolutely gorgeous!
Go for a nature walk with your kids and then use the leaves you find to make Salt Dough Leaf Prints.
These Button Salt Dough Hearts are adorable and great for family gifts!
Let the kids give Dad a special gift with this Salt Dough “Dad” Picture Frame.
Use the shells from a family beach vacation to make these Salt Dough Seashell Pendants.
Your kids can show off their art skills with this Handprint Peacock Salt Dough Craft!
These Salt Dough Flower Fingerprints are so easy even your smallest kids can get involved!
Hold on to your kids’ early memories with this Footprint Salt Dough Keepsake.
These Scented Salt Dough Pendants use essential oils, which makes them smell wonderful!
Study the Arctic and learn about its geography with this Arctic Region Salt Dough Map.
Let your kids add to your home decor with these Salt Dough Votives made with dough and perler beads.
If you need some simple math counters, have the kids make these Salt Dough Counting Cookies!
Plan a summer crafting session and make these absolutely adorable Salt Dough Sea Animal Fridge Magnets!
These Salt Dough Beads are fun to make and string on a necklace!
This Mommy and Me Salt Dough Hedgehog Craft is just too cute for words!
Making these Salt Dough Suncatchers would be a super spring craft! Be sure to hang them in a sunny window!
Round up a winter unit with this simple Salt Dough Snowman Keepsake Craft!
These Salt Dough Handprint Picture Frames are great for kids to share with friends and family!
Learn about rainbows and then make this cute DIY Salt Dough Rainbow!
Do you have kids who love snakes? This Salt Dough Snake Craft lets kids make and then paint clay snakes that almost look like the real things!
Get your kids into the Olympic spirit with these Salt Dough Olympic Medals!
This Salt Dough Footprint Penguin is a great craft when the weather turns cold!
Salt Dough Recipe:
Because some of us actually need the recipe to go along with the craft!
- 2 cups of salt
- 2 cups of flour
- 1 cup of water
- Food coloring (optional)
Mix the salt, flour, and water together until a dough forms. Add in food coloring to dye the dough, if desired. Store in a covered container.
Salt Dough Crafts Resources:
Use these salt dough crafts resources to make your own creations!
- Microwave Dough Craft: More Than 50 Original Salt Dough Projects
- Morton Iodized Salt, 26 Ounces
- Crafts from Salt Dough – Step by Step