Salt Dough Crafts

How to Make Salt Dough Ice-Creams

Salt dough doesn’t have to just be for making Christmas decorations, you can do all sorts with it including making ice-creams. This post will show you what we did as well as telling you how to make salt dough. It’s really easy!

You will need:
– Salt
– Plain Flour
– Water
– Acrylic Paint
– PVA Glue / Mod Podge
– Yarn

how to make slat dough ice-creams

All you need is:

– One cup of flour
– Two cups of salt
– One cup of water

You mix it altogether in a bowl, adding the water a little bit at a time as you might not need to use it all. When it starts to come together mix it with your hand until it forms into a ball. Then you can do anything you like with it.

To dry it you either leave it to air dry which can take a good few days or put it in the oven on a really low heat for a few hours. Be careful not to have the oven too high or they will bubble up. I had it on 50 degrees C.

We decided to make ice-creams because it’s summer and we have been eating lots of them!

We cut them into ice-cream shapes, used a straw to make a hole in the top and scoured lines on the cones before putting them in the oven to dry.

Then when they were dry we painted them with acrylic paint. I used a layer of Mod Podge (watered down PVA glue works too) first to seal them, I also did this afterwards to protect them.

Salt Dough Ice Creams

I tied some yarn through the holes which made them into little decorations.

Salt Dough Ice-Creams

Then we turned the others into necklaces…

how to make salt dough

alt Dough Ice-Cream Necklace

We also made some salt-dough ice lollies which was great fun as we molded them around lolly sticks before drying them so they stuck on and looked like real ice-lollies. You can see them here.


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  • Reply notmyyearoff March 18, 2014 at 6:55 am

    That’s so cool. I had no idea they were so easy to make. Love the colours of the ice creams :) do you have to use a special paint?

    • Reply Jessica Cherry March 18, 2014 at 7:13 am

      Oh you just reminded me I forgot to add that bit in! I used acrylic paint, and I used a layer of mod podge (watered down pva glue) to seal them before and after x

  • Reply Actually Mummy... March 25, 2014 at 10:43 am

    I have never made salt dough but these are so pretty. I’m a terrible control freak when it comes to craft, but my kids love it so it’s always good to find things they can make well without too much intervention on my part!

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