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Make the first salt dough crafts with your baby

Make the first salt dough crafts with your baby

from 9 months to 1 year 6 months

Salt dough is a real must have for arranging some fun kids games! It can be used as an all-natural play dough and self-hardening clay alternative that can keep in the fridge for months. Your finished salt dough sculptures can be air-dried or oven-dried to set.
You'll need:

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup fine salt
  • ½ to ¾ cup water
  • Spoons or spatulas
  • Measuring cups
  • Mixing container
  • 1 to 2 tbsp wall paper paste (optional)
  • Food coloring or tempera paint (optional)
  • For brightness, you can add there any food coloring to get the colored mass.

In a basin, mix two cups flour and 1 cup salt. The amount of water needed ranges between ½ to ¾ cup. I usually start out with ½ cup and add a bit more in the next step. Mix and knead, adding a bit more water if the dough is too tough or dry. The resulting dough should be firm but still workable. For extra cohesiveness, you may add 1 to 2 tablespoons of wallpaper paste to your dough.
Roll out a thick flat cake and stick there spaghetti, large pebbles and beans. Offer your little one to do the same.
Show your baby how to pick the little things out and stick again. Surely, your baby will like the activity, it will entertain him or her for a while!
Make photos of your baby making their first crafts from salt dough and upload to the App. Write whether you both liked the process.

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