Clay Crafts

Salt Clay Dough

Do something unexpected with salt clay dough -- sculpt sports equipment, such as a bat and ball, or even food, such as pizza and hot dogs.

What You'll Need:

  • 1 cup salt
  • 4 cups flour
  • Mixing bowl and spoon
  • 1 1/2 cups warm water
  • Waxed paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Acrylic paints and paintbrush (optional)
  • Resealable plastic bag or airtight container

How to Make Salt Clay Dough:

Step 1: Mix salt and flour in a bowl. Slowly begin adding in water until the mixture forms a doughlike consistency.

Step 2: Place a sheet of waxed paper on your work surface, and sprinkle it with some flour. Knead the clay dough until smooth.

Step 3: Sculpt clay into any shape you want, and then bake your sculpture on aluminum foil with an adult's help. Bake thin objects for about 30 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Larger or thicker objects will require more baking time.

Step 4: After your clay creations have cooled, add some color with acrylic paints. Let the paint dry. Store unused clay in a resealable plastic bag or airtight container.

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