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Making Memories during the 2020 Covid-19 Lock down

Salt Dough Ornament Recipe

For those of you who are self-Isolating at home with small people or for those just looking for something creative and cheap to do for fun

Today my children and I have made Salt dough mementos of our time in lock down.  The process was very easy and enjoyable and hasn’t made too much mess.  Although this isn’t a situation we would usually be marking it certainly is a historical event in our lifetime, one that we hope will not be repeated again!


500g plain flour 250g salt 250 ml water Mix into a dough

  1. Knead on a smooth surface until it comes together in a ball with a rolling pin or glass bottle, roll out
  2. You can use cookie cutters to make individual shapes remembering to make a hole to put ribbon in
  3. Alternatively, you can make a plaque with hand prints or words
  4. Bake in oven on lowest temp (I did 175) for 3 hours
  5. Let it cool completely
  6. Paint with acrylic paint preferably or glitter then varnish to seal

Stay safe, stay home