Simple Salt Dough Recipe

Simple Salt Dough Recipe

Homemade salt dough is the one of the quickest, easiest DIY activities for parents and children. In addition to being a great way to develop fine motor skills, it’s a fantastic sensory activity. It’s so versatile  it can be easily incorporated into science, math and letter recognition exercises.

The simple salt dough recipe is a staple in our house and we love to use it for anything from Christmas ornaments to homemade volcanoes. I have tons of posts cued up with fun activities that use the salt dough playdough (in case you don’t already know the recipe!).


  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Cup Salt
  • 1/2 Cup Water


  • Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  • If the mixture is too sticky, add more flour.
  • If the mixture is too dry, add more water.

For ornaments or keepsake creations, bake for 2.5 hours at 250° F

baking salt dough


Check out some of our other playdough recipes!

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