Salt dough is so simple to make but you can create so many wonderful craft projects with it. Most salt dough is air drying and so you need very few materials and supplies to work with it. These salt dough crafts for kids will get you started with some amazing ideas for your first dough projects.
Salt dough is similar to play dough but generally, a little more durable and long-lasting. It’s easy to work with and you don’t need any special tools. Grab some simple kitchen flatware and utensils if you want to add some patterns and designs to it. Skewers and straws are handy for making holes for pendants and similar projects.
Salt Dough Crafts for Kids
Handprint art is always a popular choice. Kids love to make it and it makes a great gift for grandparents and other loved ones.
How cute are these unicorn ornaments? Such a simple embellishment to poke some holes in it and add the yarn to serve as the mane. Add a magnet on the back or a string to hang them up.
These look so realistic! If you have a beach theme going on, these are the perfect addition.
Kids are going to love making and wearing these or giving them as friendship gifts. This is a fun activity at a party or sleepover.
Learning about dinosaurs? Make some amazing fossils with simple salt dough. You can even hide these afterwards and let the kids hunt or dig for them.
How pretty are these suncatchers? Let the kids fill with the windows with their beautiful designs.
Show the kids how simple it is to make some basic flowers and then turn them into fridge magnets for holding their other works of art.
You have seen pet rocks before right? How about making your own custom pets from salt dough? The kids could even make them all kinds of wacky creative shapes!
Another great idea for fridge magnets!
Here’s another example of an adorable handprint dough project. This one is ideal for Earth Day but could be made anytime!
Wouldn’t these look adorable all grouped together on a mobile?
This would be a fun way to spell out words and names. You could even put words instead of letters on them and then use them to make up stories and poems.
This would make a beloved gift for any parent or grandparent.
Kids love the cheerful and colorful appearance of rainbows!
Cute little donuts you can turn into magnets or make really small ones and turn them into pendants. This would be a fun way for kids to set up a play donut shop too.
Do your kids love snakes? Take a look at some photos and videos of them and then see if you can make similar-looking ones!
How cute are these little turtles? Such a fun way to combine salt dough and some seashells.
Look at the glitter on these! So pretty!
Use hearts, or another shape, and string them together to make a garland.
How cute are these? They would be really sweet lined up on a shelf or mantel.
This is such a sweet and easy to make gift idea for Dad!