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Make your own Salt Dough

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Make your own Salt Dough: Ball of homemade salt dough accompanied by cookie cutters, ready for crafting.

My kids love playing with play dough but it can be a really expensive hobby for them. Plus, it always seems like my kids forget to put it away and then its dry and un-usable. If you make your own Salt Dough its equally as fun for your kids and fast and easy to make. My three oldest kids are in full day school right now so I am always looking for projects to do with my three year old daughter. This is a fun activity that she spends hours enjoying!
A star-shaped cookie cutter on top of a portion of unrolled "Make your own Salt Dough".
Make your own Salt Dough

1 Cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4- 1 cup water

Cookie Cutters

1. Mix all dry ingredients over low heat in saucepan.
2. Very slowly add water. You may not need the full one cup so add slowly until mixture thickens to a soft dough ball.
3. Remove from heat.
4. If you want colored dough, you could knead in koolaid packets at this point.
5. When completely cool knead dough until smooth.
6. Have fun! 🙂

Unbaked Salt Dough shaped into a ball and star on aluminum foil.

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