Try this Earth-friendly and kid-friendly salt dough recipe for Earth Day!  Transform a couple of simple household ingredients into a salt dough Earth model. These Earth Day ornaments are a terrific reminder to look after our Earth, for a fun and easy Earth Day activity for kids.

MAKE AN EARTH DAY NECKLACE WITH SALT DOUGH

EARTH DAY CRAFT

Get ready to add this quick and easy Earth Day salt dough craft, to your activities this season. If you want to learn how to make a simple salt dough necklace, let’s dig in! While you’re at it, make sure to check out these other fun Earth Day activities.

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HOW TO PRESERVE SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS

These salt dough ornaments are made from a mixture of flour and salt that creates 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, and it adds additional 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 will be able to 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 EARTH

STEP 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.
STEP 3: Roll the dough to ΒΌ inch thick or so and cut out large circle shapes for your earth. STEP 4: Use a bread knife or a fork to make an outline on the circle for land and ocean. STEP 5: Use a straw to make a hole in the top of each ornament. Place on a tray and leave for 24 to 48 hours to air dry.
STEP 6: Once dry, paint your salt dough Earth.
STEP 7: Finish up by threading a piece of string through the hole in the ornament.  Now you have a cute salt dough Earth to hang up or wear as a necklace.

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  1. I USED THE EDGES OF A GINGERBREAD PERSON COOKIE CUTTER TO MAKE THE INDENT FOR THE LAND INSTEAD OF USING A KNIFE. iT WENT A LOT QUICKER.

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