Have a little fun this Easter creating these adorable keepsakes with your kiddos. Little C and I love mixing up creative DIY recipes like this, and salt dough is one of my favorites because the finished product is so durable that I get to enjoy the finished product for years to come.
After Easter is over, you can wrap these Easter ornaments in paper towels, place them in a small plastic, or metal container, and keep them with your Easter decor so you can enjoy them again next year!
Want to know how you can make these gorgeous salt dough creations? Read all about it, and see pictures of Little C in action.
- 2 cup of flour
- 1 cup of salt
- 1 cup of warm water
- Mixing bowl
- Mixing Spoon
- Parchment paper
- Rolling pin
- Cookie cutters
- Paint (preferably acrylic paint)
- Mix salt, warm water, and flour together in a mixing bowl. Fully mix until everything is combined, and then knead it all together until it’s the consistency of play dough.
Lay out wax paper and lightly flour your surface so the dough doesn’t stick.
Roll the dough out onto parchment paper until it’s about ⅙ inch thick. Little C isn’t a pro with the roller, so we usually end up pressing the dough down with our hands instead.
Cut out shapes using cookie cutters. Tip: Wiggle your cutters, and pull the dough away from the cutter before removing the salt dough shape. If your salt dough starts sticking to your cookie cutters dip them into a plate full of flour.
Place your salt dough shapes on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
Squish any excess dough back together into a ball, re-flour your surface, and roll dough back out to cut out as many shapes as you’d like.
Tip: We used our leftover dough to make a large egg shape with my daughter’s handprint inside.
Use a straw to punch a hole near the top of each shape if you would like to hang them up after decorating.
Place your tray of salt dough shapes into a preheated oven at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for 2-4 hours. The salt dough shapes need to harden, but not be brown. Drying times may vary depending on how thick your shapes are.
Once your shapes are dry, you can paint, and decorate them.
Tip: Acrylic paint will last the longest if you are looking to bring these keepsakes out year after year. Tempera paint is okay, but it might come off if your salt dough ever gets wet.
We hope we’ve inspired you to get salty in a good way this Easter! We’d love to see your finished creations. You can tag us on Facebook, or Instagram @Createlaughlearn. If you have any questions feel free to send us a message on Instagram, or email us at Createlaughlearn@gmail.com.