Cute Fathers Day Craft Idea

Crafting With Salt Dough


I wanted my kids to make their daddy something special this Fathers Day. We all know how fast our babies grow and so I thought we’d do some sort of keepsake/ memory of how little they are at this very moment.  What better then making something with their hand or foot print!?

What you will need: 

  • 1 cup salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup cold tap water


  • In a medium bowl, place all dry ingredients, and mix to blend dry ingredients thoroughly
    • If the dough is sticky add more flour and if it is too dry add a little more water. The dough should be nice and smooth and will not separate when it is kneaded properly.
    • Roll out a quarter of the dough on a floured surface. Roll the dough as close to 1/4 inch as possible.
    • Use cookie cutter, mold, stamps or free form to make your project.
    • Decorate as desired. I dipped a Q-Tip in food coloring and wrote on the salt dough before I baked it.
    • Prepare cookie sheet with a generous layer of flour.
    • Place your formed salt dough on the floured baking sheet and bake at 200 degrees for 2 hours or until it is dry.

Memo: This baking process allows the cookies to dry slowly, if the oven is too hot they will start to brown and salt dough should be as white as possible for the prettiest results.

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