How to make salt dough ice-creams including a simple salt dough recipe.
You will need:
– Plain Flour
– Acrylic Paint
– PVA Glue / Mod Podge
I love salt dough.
It’s so easy to make and really versatile.
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.
With Summer coming up we decided to make some ice-creams.
I 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.
I tied some yarn through the holes which made them into little decoration.
Then we turned the others into necklaces…
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.