White Salt Dough

Have a go at making some fabulous Christmas decorations with this air drying white dough.

  • 1 cup salt
  • ½ cup cornflour
  • ¾ cup water


  • Put all the ingredients into a saucepan over a low heat and stir continuously.
  • After a few minutes the mixture will start to come together and thicken to a firm paste.
  • Once it has started to come together and has the thickness of playdough remove from the heat.
  • Lightly dust the work surface with cornflour and very carefully
    (IT WILL BE HOT) knead the dough into a ball.

Keep tightly wrapped until needed.
This dough will air dry over a few days.  Don’t forget if you are making Christmas tree decorations to make the hole for the ribbon before the dough has hardened.
After the dough has hardened it can be painted with poster paints and either varnished or painted with PVA glue to seal it.