Salt dough, easy and quick to prepare

The recipes
    Here is the basic recipe:
  • one cup of fine salt

  • one cup of flour

  • about half a cup of water

Mix the flour and the salt together in a large bowl. Depending on the flour brand, you may need a different amount of water so it is best to make a well in the center and pour in the water. You have to knead until smooth and elastic and non-sticky dough.

Shape the dough into a ball and wrap it into a plastic film in order to prevent it from drying. The dough is now ready to be used.

Variations :
    The basic recipe can be adapted for different purposes :
  • Add more flour and you'll get a softer dough 

  • Add more salt and the aspect of the sculptures will be granulous

  • Add wallpaper glue and the dough will be more cohesive 

    A few way to add color to your sculptures :
  • by using different brands of flour (rye, ...)

  • by adding spices, chocolate powder, coffee...

  • by adding gouache, oil paint (use gloves and knead long enough to get a uniform color)

  • by adding food colorants

  • by leaving the sculptures in the oven until golden

  • you can also paint your sculptures once they have dried up