Gather inspiration from three artworks in the Collection, then make your own clay and see where your imagination takes you!
This three-ingredient, simple and easy salt dough recipe by Asheville artist Michael Hofman makes the perfect rainy day activity… Kids will master valuable kitchen skills while
learning how to make salt dough, and then spend hours playing with it! View the recipe below or use this downloadable PDF.
FLOUR SALT DOUGH
• 2 cups all-purpose flour*
• 1 cup salt
• 1 cup water
1. In a large mixing bowl, stir together the flour and salt.
2. Gradually add water while stirring and mixing to form a dough
with a Play-Doh-like consistency.
3. Form the dough into a ball and knead for approximately 5
minutes, adding a bit more flour if the dough is too sticky or a
bit more water if it’s too dry.
If you want to bake your salt dough crafts, place them on a baking
sheet in a 200-degree oven.
Baking time will vary depending on the size and thickness of your crafts, so just keep a close eye on them. (Thin ornaments take about an hour.)
*If you or your child has a gluten sensitivity, substituting your favorite gluten-free flour, one for one will work well in this recipe.