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Crafting with salt dough for the shop and children's kitchen

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Handicrafts with salt dough for play shop and play kitchen

We loved making things with salt dough as children! But back then we never had the idea of using the dough to make something for our play kitchen or play shop.

That's a shame, because we've had very good experiences with it in Limmaland. Above all, your children can play really creatively with this homemade pastry: A great accessory for the play kitchen and the play shop!

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Crafting with salt dough is child's play!

There's actually nothing easier than mixing salt dough. You only need a few ingredients that you probably all have at home:
  • 2 parts flour
  • 1 part water
  • 1 part salt
  • a little oil

You can vary the quantity depending on what you have in mind. Simply tip the ingredients together and knead into a modelling clay - and you're ready to go !

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Moulding rolls, pretzels and bread from salt dough

"Man does not live by bread alone", as the saying goes. That's why, in addition to loaves of bread, we have also moulded and baked real Bavarian pretzels and rolls with a top and bottom. Put them in the oven at a temperature of approx. 150 degrees fan.

Crafting with salt dough is pretty quick, because after approx. 45 minutes of baking, the moulded dough is already rock hard - and after cooling down, it is also "ready to play with" for play kitchen or the shop!

Step-by-step instructions in the video

The finishing touches with the sticker set

To put the finishing touches to your baked goods and make them a little prettier, you can use our sticker set. In it you will find the banderoles for sausage and cheese as well as other cool details for your DIY accessories.

The bottom and top halves of the bread rolls are particularly popular with the children, as they can be perfectly topped with homemade cold cuts such as sausage and cheese made from felt or foam rubber. Other ingredients Leaf lettuce, tomatoes and onion rings are also a must on Limmaland rolls .>

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Painting salt dough creatively is fun!

It's great fun to paint the homemade salt dough with normal acrylic paint after it has cooled.

This turns dull pretzels into brown pretzels in no time at all. And a few white dots painted on look like salt. Colour also looks good on the loaves of bread! We haven't tried this , but we can well imagine it.

Perhaps you could also colour your baked goods with seeds - there are no limits to your creativity when decorating !

After crafting with salt dough, it's finally time to have fun!

When everything is ready, you can sell your homemade pastries in your market stall. The matching market feeling is provided by the Limmaland decal LILLE BUD. It turns your wall into a trendy play shop and you don't even need any extra furniture. The decal set is available in four colour variants and always with the option of adding your desired text .

Salt dough ideas for Easter

There are sooo many great craft ideas made from salt dough, especially for Easter. We have summarised the best ideas for you.

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Easter nest made from salt dough

Making an Easter nest yourself is part of the programme for most of our children at nursery and primary school.

But we have rarely seen an Easter nest made from salt dough. But it looks so pretty. You can of course continue to use it after Easter as a basket for bits and bobs in the children's room.

And this is how you create your Easter nest:

You only need the ingredients from the salt dough recipe and, if you like, some paint to colour them in.

  1. Stir the salt dough together.
  2. Now you can work with the salt dough. Roll it out and use a round object (bowl, pot or similar) to cut out a circle. This will serve as the base.
  3. Now form 3 rolls with a diameter of approx. 1 cm. The length of the salt dough sausages depends on the size of the base.
  4. Now place the 3 rolls next to each other and braid them like a plait.
  5. The salt dough plait is now placed around the base. Press the braid lightly against the base and seal the ends.
  6. Finally, bake the Easter nest in the oven for approx. 45 minutes at 150°C in a fan oven so that it hardens.
  7. If you like, you can decorate the finished nest with colour to your taste.
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Easter pendants made from salt dough

Create your own Easter tags from salt dough that look like Easter eggs or cute Easter bunnies and add a personal touch to your Easter decorations!

These versatile tags are perfect as a charming addition to flower arrangements in vases, as original gift tags for Easter presents and much more. Let your creativity run wild and bring an extra dose of Easter magic into your home!

And this is how you make your Easter pendants:

You only need the ingredients from the salt dough recipe and colour to paint.

  1. Stir the salt dough together.
  2. Now the salt dough can be worked. Take some of the salt dough and shape it into an oval circle. If you give the circle two little ears, it will become a cute Easter bunny
  3. Now use a toothpick or shashlik skewer to poke a small hole in the top edge of the moulded unique salt dough pieces.
  4. Then bake the Easter pendants in the oven for approx. 45 minutes at 150 degrees convection oven to harden.
  5. Thread a thin thread through the punched-out hole and make a loop.
  6. If you like, you can paint the finished Easter tags with colour.
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Mini bowls made from salt dough

We also think this idea for small bowls for Easter from the blog Rockmyday is super cute.

The adorable bunny head-shaped bowls are perfect for presenting small treats and jewellery or simply as decorations in the children's room.

And this is how you create your mini bowl:

  1. Roll out the salt dough flat.
  2. Now cut out the appropriate shapes from the salt dough. It is best to draw the desired shape on a sheet of paper beforehand and use this as a template.
  3. Place the salt dough in small bowls to create the curvature. Make sure that the bowls are well covered with flour so that the salt dough can be released after baking.
  4. Bake the salt dough in the bowls for 45-60 minutes at 150 degrees.
  5. If you like, you can now paint the mini bowls. For example with cute bunny faces. Super cute!

Salt dough ideas for Christmas

But there are also countless creative crafting options with salt dough during the festive Christmas season. We have put together the best ideas for you.

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Christmas tree decorations made from salt dough

The most popular time to make salt dough decorations is around Christmas. It is wonderfully cosy, you spend a lot of time at home with your family and of course the Christmas tree is also decorated at some point.

Salt dough is a particularly good decoration for this. We discovered a pretty and modern version in black and white on the paradise blog. To do this, cut out stars or circles and paint the already white dry salt dough moulds with a black crayon.

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Christmas gift tags made from salt dough

The salt dough tags don't just look good on the Christmas tree. They can also be attached to a gift with a string to brighten up any present .

Anika from Lavendelblog likes it particularly colourful. Your children are sure to love them too!

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Advent wreath made from salt dough

We discovered a rather rare but particularly ingenious idea from Dörthe from the ars textura blog - an Advent wreath made from salt dough.

She starts by cutting out stars and arranging them in a circle. The cookie cutters should overlap. Press a hole for the candles into four of the salt dough cutters. Then everything is baked and the stars are additionally attached to each other with glue . This idea is a little more time-consuming but also a real eye-catcher.

We hope you have lots of fun making and playing!

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