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An alternative to salt dough ornaments

This pure white salt dough is a delightful alternative to standard salt dough. It is lovely to work with and brilliant if you don’t want your dough to have a yellow tint and do not fancy painting it.

We usually make salt dough ornaments at this time of the year, but spurred on my Chris at Thinly Spread I decided to give cornflour dough a try.  However, typically I didn’t have the ingredients on hand to make her recipes so made up my own.

This bright white salt dough doesn't contain any paint and is so easy to make and stored correctly lasts for years.

How to Make Bright White Salt Dough

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  • 2 cups salt
  • two-thirds of a  cup of water
  • 2 cups cornflour
  • Half cup water


Mix 2 cups of salt with two-thirds of a  cup of water in a pan and stir constantly over medium heat for 2-3 minutes until bubbles appear.

Remove from heat and immediately add to 2 cups cornflour and half a cold water and mix quickly to form a stiff dough and kneed.

Roll out and cut out your shapes, use a straw to push out a hole to thread the ribbon through and then cook for 3 to 4 hours at 150 degrees

As you can see the kids have had a blast decorating the ornaments with glitter glue, more glitter aad some more sparkly gems!

The thing is kids love everything to sparkle and that more is more. What is not to love?

This home made dough is beautiful and white and so simple to make.

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