EARTH DAY CRAFT
Add this quick and easy Earth Day salt dough craft to your activities this season. Let’s dig in if you want to learn how to make a simple salt dough necklace! While you’re at it, make sure to check out these other fun Earth Day activities.
Our activities and crafts are designed with you, the parent or teacher, in mind! Easy to set up, quick to do, most activities will take only 15 to 30 minutes to complete and are heaps of fun! Plus, our supplies lists usually contain only free or cheap materials you can source from home!
HOW TO PRESERVE SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTSThese salt dough ornaments are made from a mixture of flour and salt, creating a type of modeling clay that can be baked or air-dried and then saved. Why is there salt in the dough? Salt is a great preservative, adding texture to your projects. You’ll notice the dough is heavier, too! How long will salt dough ornaments last? They should last for many years. Store them in a dry, airtight container, away from heat, light, or moisture, and you can enjoy these homemade ornaments year after year.
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EARTH DAY SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS
YOU WILL NEED
- 2 cups all-purpose bleached flour
- 1 cup of salt
- 1 cup of warm water
HOW TO MAKE A SALT DOUGH EARTHSTEP 1: Combine all the dry ingredients in a bowl, and form a well in the center. STEP 2: Add the warm water to the dry ingredients and mix together until it forms a dough. NOTE: If you notice the salt dough dough looks a little runny, you might be tempted to add more flour. Before you do this, allow the mixture to rest for a few moments! That will give the salt a chance to absorb the extra moisture.
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FUN AND EASY EARTH DAY CRAFT WITH SALT DOUGH
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