Stamping on Salt Dough


As my kids grew older, I thought our days of playing with salt dough were over.  SO not true! I was surprised (and delighted) to find that salt dough could be a little more sophisticated. Maybe I'm completely oblivious (well, sometimes I actually am), but I had no idea that rubber stamps could be used with salt dough.  The finished items can be used as embellishments for other crafts, journals, etc, or as ornaments.

My daughter and I had fun a few nights ago, stamping on salt dough. Want to try it?

Supplies Needed: 

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1 cup salt
2 cups flour
1 cup water
Parchment paper or wax paper
Rubber stamps (Choose some without too much detail for this project.  Too much fine detail won't imprint as well.)
Acrylic paint
Fine detail paintbrush


I'm pretty sure you have many of those items, right? (Well, if you're gluten free, you might have to go get some flour. I did.)

Here's how:


  • Combine the salt, flour, and water, and knead for a bit. If the dough is too sticky, you can add a little more flour.
  • Next, find a few rubber stamps that are not extremely detailed.  (Too much fine detail won't imprint as well.) Text stamps and pattern stamps also look beautiful when stamped into the dough.
  • Roll your dough out on the parchment paper (experiment with different thicknesses) and press your rubber stamp into it.  Trim around the edges with a knife. If you want to use them as ornaments, use a skewer or straw to poke a hole at the top.
Stamping on Salt Dough at anartfulmom.com
Stamping on Salt Dough~anartfulmom.com

Stamping on Salt Dough at anartfulmom.com


Stamping on Salt Dough ~ http://anartfulmom.com


  • Place on parchment paper on a baking sheet, and bake at 200 degrees for a couple of hours or so, OR allow to air dry for a few days. (If you bake them, keep an eye on them. They may crack or warp if they bake too long.)
  • They're now ready to paint. Be sure and use a thin, fine paintbrush. Your options are wide open for colors!  My daughter used bright colors on hers (below.)   Neutral colors look lovely and organic on stamped text or patterns.  



















For ornaments, try cutting out circles with a glass (or any shape cookie cutter), and stamp a design.  They would make cute gift tags too. Start now, and you'll be way ahead. (I should listen to my own advice!)


Give it a try. It's fun!

Supplies





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8 comments

  1. Love the finished products! What a fun idea!

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  2. My daughter would love this. Thanks for the idea.

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  3. Anonymous1:10 AM

    Oh my gosh - what a brilliant idea! I love stamping but have never thought of this. I'm going to think this over for my yearly Christmas ornament :)

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  4. Anonymous9:15 AM

    How cute! Pinning this to try with my daughters very soon.

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  5. Thank you for the salt dough recipe. I'm not gluten free but my daughter is. This looks like fun, stamping on dough. Cool Thanks, Linda

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  6. How fun and creative! I never would have thought to try this!

    www.paperandvine.com

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    1. Thanks, Hillary! It really is fun!

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  7. What a cute craft! My granddaughters would really enjoy this! Thanks for sharing!

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