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
SALT DOUGH HANDPRINT FRAME From Messy Little Monster
Handprint art is always a popular choice. Kids love to make it and it makes a great gift for grandparents and other loved ones.
UNICORN SALT DOUGH ORNAMENTS From Lets Do Something Crafty
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.
SALT DOUGH STARFISH KIDS CRAFT From The Crafting Chicks
These look so realistic! If you have a beach theme going on, these are the perfect addition.
SALT DOUGH NECKLACES From Natural Beach Living
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.
SALT DOUGH DINOSAUR FOSSILS From Make Life Lovely
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.
SALT DOUGH SUNCATCHER From Reality Daydream
How pretty are these suncatchers? Let the kids fill with the windows with their beautiful designs.
SALT DOUGH FLOWER MAGNETS From Living Well Mom
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.
SALT DOUGH MONSTER PETS From One Little Project
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!
SALT DOUGH HEART MAGNETS From Red Ted Art
Another great idea for fridge magnets!
EARTH DAY KEEPSAKE From Teach Me Mommy
Here’s another example of an adorable handprint dough project. This one is ideal for Earth Day but could be made anytime!
SALT DOUGH ICE CREAMS From Lets Do Something Crafty
Wouldn’t these look adorable all grouped together on a mobile?
DIY ALPHABET SALT DOUGH STONES From Whirlybobble
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.
SALT DOUGH HANDPRINT BOWL From Messy Little Monster
This would make a beloved gift for any parent or grandparent.
RAINBOW SALT DOUGH SCULPTURES From Four Cheeky Monkeys
Kids love the cheerful and colorful appearance of rainbows!
SALT DOUGH DONUT CRAFT From Messy Little Monster
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.
SALT DOUGH SNAKES From Frugal Fun 4 Boys
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!
SALT DOUGH SEA SHELL TURTLES From Red Ted Art
How cute are these little turtles? Such a fun way to combine salt dough and some seashells.
SALT DOUGH EASTER EGGS From The Best Ideas For Kids
Look at the glitter on these! So pretty!
SALT DOUGH HEART GARLAND From Joanna Anastasia
Use hearts, or another shape, and string them together to make a garland.
SALT DOUGH HOUSES From Crafts By Amanda
How cute are these? They would be really sweet lined up on a shelf or mantel.
DAD ROCKS SALT DOUGH From Ottawa Mommy Club
This is such a sweet and easy to make gift idea for Dad!