A great way for your little ones to make their own decorations, especially for Christmas. They can give them as gifts.

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  • 4 cups plain flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 1.5 cups warm water


  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Knead for 10 minutes until the dough feels smooth.
  3. Cut out a range of shapes using cutters.
  4. Bake for 1.5-2hrs in the oven at 100 degrees or until they have dried out.
  5. Paint and add glitter (if you dare!)

Notes... A great way to make a personalised christmas gift for the grandparents.

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  • Shell24
    • 19 Dec 2017
      3:08 pm

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  • I made my baby’s hand and foot print in salt dough and it is still great – did take a long time to fully dry out though


  • We used to make this when we were kids. Also nice to make Christmas tree decorations from salt dough. It stays longer good when you cover it with a bit varnish after painting.


  • great idea for a craft activity. Thanks for sharing.


  • I made a batch and was surprised to find how long it lasted without drying out


  • This is always a fun activity for the little ones and then you can bake and keep them for quite a long time, their own little treasures can even be hung on the xmas trees.


  • If you use gluten free flour it won’t matter if anybody licks their skin at all if they have wheat allergy.


  • Thats a great idea. Will get started on these for xmas!


  • Cannot wait to do this with my four :) going to start early this year.


  • I have hand and footprints of my kids when they were little. They really are a treasured gift


  • The hand prints are a great idea


  • I remember doing this with my little girl. Lovely memories.


  • I do love the hand prints. Didn’t realise there was such an extended cooking time tho, seems excessive


  • Great and easy recipe to make the dough and keeps kids busy for hours fantastic


  • Great thing for children to do and also help with their motor skills :)


  • A great way to keep their little hand prints or feet, love the idea.


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