Salt dough gift: an easy way to make flowers

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DIY salt dough craft

Are you looking for a homemade present idea for your child's teacher or grandparent? These easy salt dough roses look impressive but they're so simple your child will be able to make them by themselves.
  • 30 minutes for the mould + drying time + 30 minutes to decorate
  • 2 cups plain flour, 1 cup table salt, 1 cup water, rolling pin, biscuit cutters, paint, pipe cleaners, glue and tissue paper.
  • 3+

How to mould the salt dough flowers

      1. Roll the dough to a thickness of about 1/2 cm.
      2. Cut a circle with a biscuit cutter. Roll from one side of the circle to the other and pinch one end.
      3. Dry the dough. For best results, air dry. Store in a cool, dry place for between 24 and 48 hours. If you’re on the last minute, you can bake them in a low oven (110C / 90C fan / ΒΌ gas) for 4 hours.
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Decorating the salt dough flowers

  1. Paint the flowers. Your child can choose any colour they like. We chose red. Or a rainbow of colours would look pretty.
  2. When the paint is dry, glue a pipe cleaner around the pinched end of each flower to create a stalk.
  3. Wrap the flowers in tissue paper to create a lovely bunch.