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Simple Salt Dough Recipe

This super basic salt dough recipe is perfect for anyone wanting to create and perfect for making ornaments or special keepsakes!
Prep Time5 mins
Author: Brittany Fox


  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water


  • Whisk the dry ingredients together.
  • Add the water to the dry ingredients and combine.
  • Knead the dough with your hands until well formed.
  • Sprinkle a cutting board with flour and lay out your dough.
  • Roll out the dough with a rolling pin until 1/4-1/2 inch thick. It will depend on personal preference to how you'd like the ornaments to look.
  • Cut out with cookie cutters and poke a hole through the top of each for your string. You can use a toothpick, skewer or a straw.
  • Bake in the oven at 200 degrees for about 2 hours.
  • Paint, seal with modge podge, or leave as it!


Add a bit of water if too dry or flour if too moist.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days