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Use salt dough to create Easter decorations

Posted at 9:07 AM, Apr 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-06 09:07:35-04

Your annual Easter gathering will not happen this year but you can still make it one to remember in a positive way. With three simple ingredients along with some paint and a brush, with the help of the kiddos you can have an adorable memento.

Salt dough hand prints are something schools have been making for years. Usually you put the date it was done, forever having a keepsake of just how little your child was that year. Well, how about we use those tiny hands and tiny feet, turning them into bunnies, carrots and baby chicks!

Supplies: (preheat oven to 300 degrees)

  • large bowl
  • 1 Cup flour
  • 1/4 Cup salt
  • 10 Tablespoons water (recipe calls for 7, but I found I needed 10)
  • rolling pin or something to flatten dough
  • wax paper (helps, but not necessary when rolling dough)
  • Paint needed to accomplish your critter or carrot


  1. Put the three ingredients in a bowl, mix. Make sure that it doesn't crumble apart and make sure it's not too watery where it is sticky.
  2. Put some flour down on the counter or wax paper, roll out your dough to about 1/4" thick.
  3. Before your child puts their hand or foot into the dough, make sure you put flour on their foot/hand or on top of the dough so it doesn't stick. I moved the wax paper to the flour with the dough and let Bronson step down.
  4. For the bunny, you will have to help the child spread their hands correctly. PUT A HOLE IN THE TOP OF YOUR CREATION BEFORE BAKING IF YOU WANT TO HANG IT AS AN ORNAMENT!!
  5. Bake at 300 degrees for 45 minutes. Once cooled, paint accordingly.

Here are two more variations for you to try: