Salt Dough Sculptures for Toddlers

25 May

salt dough with toddlersMan oh man, salt dough is easy.  It’s 1 cup salt, 1 cup water, and 2 cups flour.  That’s it!  Just mix it up and add food coloring if you want.  Gigi and I made it together and it was so much fun.  She doesn’t have the whole mixing thing down quite yet but she’s getting there.  She loves to add food coloring to absolutely anything so that part was a hit.  We did a mix of blue, green and purple.

salt dough sculptures for toddlersAfter we made our dough, I set up a carousel of art supplies including toothpicks, popsicle sticks, wood shapes, beads, sparkles and gems.  By far the biggest hit was the toothpick dispenser.  Gigi loved shaking it to get the toothpicks out.  She also managed to get a few beads on the toothpicks which was a nice surprise.  Almost two!

salt dough sculptures for toddlers

salt dough sculptures with toddlers

2 Responses to “Salt Dough Sculptures for Toddlers”

  1. joannajohnson1st June 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm #

    This one reminds me a recipe for rainbow muffins. Just add to the mixture a little bit of the preferred dye and stir to make a homogeneous mixture. Or add drops of different dye on top of the muffins to give them a rainbow effect. Then bake it on a medium setting. And don’t forget to clean the oven before baking them or they might catch some old stale odors. 🙂 Your craft idea is great, I’ll definitely try it!

    Joanna Johnson, Sydney Cleaning Services


  1. 10 Simple Invitations to Play for Toddlers | MeriCherry - July 19, 2013

    […] 2.  Making Salt Dough is super easy.  It’s one cup water, one cup salt, two cups flour.  You can read a post I did about it here. […]

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