Measure dry ingredients, with help of the children, and mix them in a bowl. Slowly add water until a manageable dough is created. Let children create anything they want.
Optional: Food colouring can be added to the dough. Children can use cookie cutters with the salt dough. Once creations are dry (2 to 3 days), children can use tempera paint to add colour.
Questions You May Ask
⚙What will happen when we add water to the salt and flour?
⚙What happened when we added water?
⚙What would happen if we add more water to the dough?
⚙How can we make a [circle, banana, shoe, etc.] with salt dough?
⚙What else can we use the salt dough for?
Related Children's Books
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⚙ 2 years and up
Time and Place
⚙ Any time of day
⚙ Any time of year
⚙Mixing bowl and measuring cups
⚙1 cup of flour
⚙1/3 cup of salt
⚙ Cookie cutters
⚙Tempera paint and paintbrushes
⚙ Supervise children at all times
⚙Check for allergies
A preschool educator noticed how much children enjoyed playdough and invited them to make salt dough.