Salt Dough Sculpture

Salt dough sculpture is an enjoyable and easy-to-do craft for kids of all ages.

Salt Dough Lion in Sleigh

I began sculpturing dough when I was but a wee one some 40 plus years ago. In fact, a former neighbor still has Christmas ornaments I made for her when I was a child. I taught my children to sculpt with dough, and they would bring their adult friends home for salt dough craft time. I also sold salt dough when my sister and I had our arts and crafts business.

salt dough reindeer



About JoDee Luna

“I’m lost in a love affair with portrait painting!” JoDee Luna confesses. This author, artist, and educator describes herself as a creative eclectic due to her diverse history, multiple talents, and various career pursuits. She enjoys a host of creative expressions: mixed media, mask making, floral designing, photography, sculpture, and gardening. JoDee believes the creative process infuses her with the courage to try on new artistic identities, take inspired risks, and explore imaginative ideas. She seeks to share her insights with others through her book, Refrain from the Identical: Insight and Inspiration for Creative Eclectics and website by the same name, Both provide helpful tips and inspiration for artistic multi-taskers, those who enjoy various forms of artistic expression.
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2 Responses to Salt Dough Sculpture

  1. gilian says:

    Wow. This is my first time to encounter salt dough sculpture. 🙂 I usually use polymer clay. I might try this with my kids in the future. 🙂

    • JoDee Luna says:

      Gilian, I’m happy that you are going to try salt dough. It is easy to mold and an inexpensive alternative. I just realized that I forgot to add a part about drying. You can dry them at 170 degrees all day (turn over and dry all night), or just let them air dry. With air drying, you have to fill in a section on the back that usually results from air drying. Have fun!

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