My children have quite often come home from nursery or school with salt dough creations, but we never tried it at home! Used to create baubles, sculptures and ornaments, it is actually really easy!
We decided to give it a go and used this simple recipe.
2 cups of plain flour
1 cup of salt
3/4 cup of water
Mix the salt and flour together
Stir in water and mix well until it forms a doughy consistency
Tip it on to a board or work surface and knead it with your hands until it is smooth and combined
Roll it out and cut it in to shapes or sculpt in to creations. (We used cookie cutters to make animal shapes and also put some in to cupcake cases, so that we could paint cupcakes)
Place the salt dough creations into the oven at 180C. The amount of time needed to bake depends on the size and thickness of the creations. I saw recipes suggesting 20 mins and then recipes suggesting longer on a lower temp. We went with 20 minutes and it seemed to work. Salt dough can also be air dried instead of oven drying.