Salt Dough Animals

Salt Dough Animals

finished project

Make your own animal sculptures using the supplies you have in your own pantry!

Gather Your Supplies:

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup salt
  • ½ cup warm water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon
  • Baking tray
  • Cooling rack
  • Spatula

Optional supplies:

  • Paint
  • Paintbrush

mixing ingredients
Step 1:

Mix together the dry ingredients.

mixing ingredients
Step 2:

Add water to dry ingredients and mix and knead until dough forms.

Pro tip: If the dough is too crumbly, add warm water a little at a time. If the dough sticks to your hands, add more flour.

dusting surface with flour
Step 3:

Dust your creating surface with flour.

sculpted animals
Step 4:

Sculpt your animals using the dough. Get creative!

baking in an oven
Step 5:

Carefully use a spatula to lift your creations onto a baking sheet. Bake for 1.5 to 3 hours at 200 degrees. (Check your dough creations after 1.5 hours and add on time in 30-minute increments as needed. The clay will harden in the air so it does not need to be completely baked through).

finished unpainted project
Step 6:

Let your salt dough creations cool on a cooling rack.

finished project
Step 7:

Once completely cool and hardened, you can paint your creations (if desired).