Making salt dough for Easter crafts yourself is very easy. All you need is two cups of flour, two cups of salt, one cup of water, and one tablespoon of oil. For painting you need a brush, water or acrylic paints and clear varnish – this way everything will shine beautifully later and the handicrafts will last longer.
Make salt dough yourself: It’s that easy!
First mix flour and salt in a bowl. Then add water and oil and knead the whole thing into a dough. If the dough is too dry and crumbly and not easy to knead and shape, you can add a little more water. A little life hack: If you work with salt dough, you should always moisten your hands with a little water. This makes it easier to form the figures and the surface becomes nice and smooth.
This is how the super cute Easter figures work:
The best way to make animal figures for Easter is to form a larger ball for the body and a smaller ball for the head. Depending on the species, you can knead long or short ears, snub nose or beak, wings or tail. To ensure that the individual body parts of your animal figures hold well, roughen the adhesive surfaces and moisten them a little before pressing them in place. With a toothpick you can trace the eyes, nose and mouth or – if you want to make a cute lamb for Easter – the fur.
Other pretty salt dough craft ideas:
Wall paintings made of salt dough are also beautiful. You can also make these for Easter by first forming a flat surface from the dough and sticking motifs on it with the rest of the dough. Don’t forget to poke a hole at the top with a toothpick so you can hang up your artwork later.
When you are finished, you should first let your Easter handicrafts dry and then bake them in the oven for an hour at 50 degrees Celsius. Finally, you can paint the figures and murals with watercolors or acrylic paints and cover them with clear varnish after they have dried – this way they will last longer.