What can be done with salt dough?

Each person should have a hobby. After all, this is a task that brings a special joy and happiness. Of course, there are many options of things to do. For example, Cycling, embroidery, collecting, drawing, videography and more. But if you want to find a more budget option, we offer you to try yourself in the modeling of salt dough. We picked up different complexity workshops that will help you master modeling.

Magnets in the form of huts

To make these charming houses beginner can be quite tricky. But it’s a great incentive to try something new and achieve good results.

For work we need:

  • salt dough;
  • acrylic paint;
  • gouache;
  • brushes;
  • stationery knife;
  • toothpicks or needles;
  • magnets;
  • Board work;
  • clearcoat;
  • pencil;
  • scissors;
  • paper;
  • felt;
  • sponge;
  • PVA glue;
  • rhinestones;
  • dots;
  • white glitter (optional).

To begin, draw or print on the printer the hut. Cut out the stencil from heavy paper.

Salt dough can be purchased in the store for creativity or do-it-yourselfer. Roll out the dough not too thick layer of dough and put the template on top of the hut. Press it and cut off the excess. Roll out and form a thin strip. Cut it into several pieces and blend in the form of sticks on the house.

With a needle or toothpick to gently draw lines on the sticks to make them look more natural. From the remnants of dough formed by the two strips. Lubricated with water and placed on the roof of the hut. Using dots or toothpick make small holes as shown in photo. Make a small ball, splosives and cut into two parts. Attached to the house and make shallow.

Make dough very thin and small strip lubricated with water and attach around the window.

Generated the main window as a rectangle and attach it to the house. A small strip divide into several parts and fasten to the frame. At desire it is possible to make recesses with dots or toothpick.

Begin to create trees. Cut three blanks of small size in the trapezoid shape. Rounds each of them lightly and cut into three parts. With a toothpick rounds the edges. The generated tree on the side of the hut.

On the other side make the tree smaller. Each of them make shallow, and the snow on the Windows and the roof.

Begin to create a second version of the hut. In the beginning repeat the same thing, but slightly change the shape of the roof and the window.

Forming a thin strip of dough and put it over the window. You can gently flatten with a knife.

Repeat the same on the bottom of the window. Also make shutters out of the test. Formed three balls of different sizes for the snowman. Splosives them and attach to the house, as shown in the photo. Don’t forget to make a hat, scarf, nose, hands and feet.

Leave blanks to dry. Cover them with gouache in black or brown. When it is completely dry, wash it to of figures turned out in relief. Carefully paint the hut in acrylic paints.

On Windows, apply a little white and blue paint, mix quickly and distribute. Painted snowman and added the white paint on the tree.

Cover the figures with clear varnish. From felt cut out the back side of the cabin. Where drew snow, apply a thin layer of glue and sprinkle with glitter. After it dries you can add some more rhinestones.


Glued to each hut billet out of felt, and on top of it a magnet.

Beautiful, original magnets out of salt dough is ready!


Unlike previous workshops, this can even be used to work with children.

Prepare the following:

  • 125 ml of water;
  • a Cup of flour;
  • ½ Cup of salt;
  • sieve;
  • a glass container;
  • the black paint or black pepper;
  • Board;
  • the nail scissors.

To begin sieve the flour, and then repeat the same with fine salt.

Gradually add water, constantly stirring the dough.

Knead the dough and if necessary add flour or water.

Formed body and snout of a hedgehog, as shown in the photo.

To make the dough black add black pepper and mix well. It is also possible to form eyes and a nose of white color, attach them and then painted with black paint.

Nail scissors carefully make small incisions and raise the corners as shown in the photo. Following a number of a bit shift to the checkerboard pattern.

Turns out this cute hedgehog. If desired, you can paint or make it shiny with varnish.

Unusual clock with the decor of puff pastry

Prepare these materials:

  • clock;
  • paper;
  • pencil;
  • tracing;
  • water;
  • glue for Wallpaper;
  • salt;
  • knife;
  • flour;
  • wire;
  • acrylic paint;
  • brush;
  • cloth or paper decoupage;
  • scissors;
  • glue.

On paper, draw out a circle for hours. Chefs draw by hand or do it on the computer then printed.

Transfer the pattern on tracing paper.

Start preparing the dough. To do this, mix salt and water in the ratio of 2:1 and add one teaspoon of Wallpaper paste. Knead, gradually adding flour. The dough should be in consistency as plasticine.

Wrap it in cellophane so it doesn’t dry out. On a baking sheet, put the tracing paper. Hands wetted in water, Osipyan piece of dough and form the main part of the body of the cook.

Every detail should match the size with drawing. Do the Shoe and the foot, apply a crease with a knife. Forming the second leg as shown in photo.

Make the hands and sleeves, and apron, and small parts. Using the wire make a small hole for the antennae.

Formed cake and decorate it like in the sketch.

Bake the figure in the oven at minimum temperature. You can smoothly increase temperature to all parts slightly browned.

When the figurine has cooled, paint it with acrylic paints.

Start decorating hours. To do this, take the paper to decoupage or a pretty napkin and glue it on the basis of hours. So it’s a little aged, processed by the sponge.

Glue the figurine chefs whiskers of wire, and then the whole composition is secured to the dial. Posted other parts, as in the photo.

Cute piglets

We will need:

  • salt dough;
  • acrylic paint;
  • a fine brush;
  • knife;
  • sponge;
  • black handle;
  • toothpicks or needles;
  • thread;
  • the decorative elements.

Take a small piece of dough and form a flat circle. Repeat the same with the smaller piece and place it in the center. With a toothpick or pen make two holes as pictured.

From small pieces of dough to make eyes, moistened with water and attach over the nose. Make ears and glue to the body. With a knife apply small incisions where the connected parts.

Make a small heart and glue to the workpiece.

Using back of knife, make indentations around the edge of the workpiece.

With a toothpick or pen make the holes for the legs and for suspension.

From thin strips of dough formed by hand and foot. Mating parts so that the pig holding a heart.

Do legs and hooves. Use the handle to make the holes for hanging.

Do legs and hooves. Use the handle to make the holes for hanging.

Leave blanks to dry. To speed up the process you can place them over a hot battery.

Cover billet black paint. When it dries, rinse with a sponge.

After the blanks are dry, apply the white paint

Decorate each of the blanks.

Handle black color draw small details and decals.

The parts to connect them with a thread. If desired, you can add additional decor.

As you can see, the salt dough can make a variety of crafts. Starting with new year’s toys and ending with the fridge magnets, and even jewelry boxes.

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