Salt Dough Clay Recipe to Make Ornaments


Easy salt dough recipe to make clay for ornaments with kids. Ingredients from the kitchen.

Items needed: 

  • 1 cup of salt
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of water


  1. In a large bowl, combine the salt and the flour
  2. Make a well in the salt/flour mixture and add the water
  3. Knead until smooth and shape into a ball
  4. When not in use, wrap in plastic or store in an airtight container

To get a softer dough you can add more flour. Adding more salt will lend a more granulous affect. To add color to your dough, add food coloring or paint. Knead to get an even color. Paint your ornaments and sculptures after they dry.