Making Salt Clay

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ball of clay with smiley faceThis clay is really cool. It is way cheaper than the stuff at the hobby shops! If you add alum, it will eventually harden on its own. If not, you can bake it and you are ready to paint your project and display it. Have fun!


Total Time: a few minutes

Yield: 1 large ball

Source: Little Hands art book


Ingredients for making salt clay.


  1. Put your salt and flour in a large bowl.
  2. Salt and flour in a bowl.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Mixing salt and flour together.
  5. Add your water, mix well.
  6. Adding water to the mixture.
  7. Turn out onto the table and this is what you should have. I added about 6 tablespoons more water. Whatever you do, add it gradually. Too much water will ruin your clay.
  8. A doughy clay made from salt and flour.

  9. Knead till smooth, smiley face optional.
  10. A ball of homemade salt clay with a smiley face.
  11. If you have added alum, simply leave your project out in the open air and it will eventually harden. If not, bake small shapes in a 300 degree F oven for 30-40 minutes, or until hard. Store unused clay in an airtight container.
  12. A ball of salt clay in a plastic bag.

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September 28, 20150 found this helpful

Great project! I'm sure the kiddos would love it.

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