Handy salt-dough recipe

Here's an easy craft idea that'll not only keep the kids busy for an hour, but it'll double as a cheap christmas present for dad, the grandparents or anyone you like really...

You'll need
2 cups plain flour
1 cup salt (fine salt works best)
1 cup warm water
A few drops of food colouring

1. Stir the salt into warm water until dissolved.
2. Add flour and combine until mixture forms a dough.
3. Add  food colouring to achieve desired colour.
4. Shape the dough into whatever you fancy. (I've listed a few ideas below)
5. Leave your masterpiece to dry.

We made handprints (Noosh-dad goes gaga for this sort of keepsake stuff), so split our dough into two portions so that the boys could have a different colour each. You can also mould uncoloured dough and paint with acrylic paints once it's completely dry and hardened. 

This same recipe is great for making christmas decorations too. You can even decorate your finished product with glitter, buttons and jewels. Just remember if you do go down this road, it's a good idea to seal the final piece with a clear lacquer to ensure longevity.

And they now sit proudly on the floating shelf in our entrance hall. What do you think? I'd love to hear about it if you decide to give it a go! Pictures are always good to see too! Email me at tina@noosh.com.au 

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