Salt Dough Recipe

 This Salt Dough Recipe is very quick and easy to make, it is a brilliant way for children to learn about weights, measurements and the way materials change.

For a young child, crafts and other artistic activities are great for confidence building and self-expression. Play Dough is a great fun learning game!

For This Recipe You Will Need

300g Flour

300g Salt

200ml Water

30ml Vegetable Oil



How to Make Salt Dough


Measure the flour and the salt and put them in a large bowl together. Mixing them up well.


Gradually pour the water over the flour and salt and mix well


Pour the oil over the mixture and mix it in well.


Take the salt dough out of the bowl and place it on a clean surface that has been sprinkled with flour. Knead the dough until it is firm and wrap it in cling film. Place the dough in the fridge for half an hour before you use it.

Coloring Your Salt Dough

To color salt dough, roll some salt dough into a ball.
Make a small well in the centre and carefully add a few drops of food colouring.
Knead the colouring into the salt dough on a flour-dusted surface until the dough has an even colour. Add more food colouring if you need to.



Finishing Your Salt Dough Recipe


Once you and your child have shaped and cut your salt dough, you can either leave at room temperature for a few days or bake it on baking parchment. Once it has set and cooled your salt dough creation is permanent, and your child will enjoy painting and decorating it.

We’ve also included some great Fun Learning Games using your Salt Dough Recipe as well as lots of ideas for learning games for toddlers You may also be interested in this Play Dough Recipe

Try Dot To Dot Learning Preschool Activities
Use Your Homemade Dough

Dot To Dot learning preschool activities is a great way to help your preschooler's fine motor skills and hand to eye coordination. It is also a great time to start using your salt dough recipe. Why? because if you use a flattened piece of dough, put a few holes in it, then get your child to draw a line between them, using maybe a stick.

Your youngster will find it easier, because the stick will be sliding through the dough at a slower pace, than a pencil on paper. Great for starters,

These activities will help your preschooler's prewriting skills as they learn to grip their crayon or pencil, and guide it around the surface of the paper.

Correct pencil grip should be encouraged from the start, it is easier to show your child now rather than trying to correct a built in habit.

Dot-to-dot also stimulates their imagination and creativity as they try to work out what they are drawing, and once they have finished, coloring in is great fun.

These exercises also help their numeracy skills as they join the sequence of numbers 1 to 2, 2 to 3 and so on. And as some dot-to-dot exercises use letters of the alphabet instead of numbers, they could help your preschooler learn the alphabet.

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