Wednesday, 4 March 2015

St. Patrick's Day Craft: Salt Dough Necklace

I have three girls.  They love all things princess.  Sparkles. Frilly Dresses.  Pink.  Jewellery.  Especially jewellery.  This week we tried our hand at making our own beads!  Naturally, I needed to use these for my love of seasonal crafts...and Salt Dough St. Patrick's Day Necklaces were born!
St. Patrick's Day Craft: Salt Dough Necklaces
Salt dough is super easy and inexpensive to make. 
1 cup of salt
2 cups of flour
1 cup of water

You can let your kids eat it if they're inclined...but they'll quickly learn that it is gross.  I was hoping this would discourage R from eating play dough all the time but nope.
To make the beads, roll the salt dough into small balls and poke a hole in the middle (we used a knitting needle). 
To make the shamrocks, roll out three little balls. And place them as in the picture below. 
Squish them together and add a little stem.  Poke a whole in the top just like you did with your beads. 

Put your salt dough creations on a baking sheet and bake them at 200 degrees for 1.5-2 hours.  I pulled mine out every 20 minutes to flip them and re-poke the holes since the dough spreads a little bit as it bakes.  

Once they're baked and cooled you can go ahead and paint!

Once the paint has dried (leave it over night so it is really dry) you can put them on a string and enjoy your fancy new necklace!

Where I share: Mom's Library, The Mommy Club


  1. This is such a cute idea! Love it!

  2. This is adorable! Might try it for a kiddie St. Patty's Day party :)!


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