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How to make salt dough handprints with Juliet Sear

We've already mastered the art of edible slime - but now it's time to take our kitchen experiments to the next level! With Google searches soaring for salt dough handprints, Juliet Sear joins us with how you can make you own!


Salt dough is a fun way to create impressions that will last as decorations, like your hand prints, baby's feet and even paw prints. Once children have made and baked the dough, they can jazz them up with some bright paints and decorations


300g plain flour

150g salt (cheap table salt)

150g tepid water


  • Preheat the oven to 100 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment

  • Mix the flour and salt in a large bowl. Add the water and stir until it comes together into a ball.

  • Transfer the dough to a floured work surface, knead a little until pliable and springy

  • Separate into balls and flatten into discs big enough to press a hand in

  • Put your finished items on the lined baking sheet and bake for around 3 hours

  • Leave to cool and then paint or glitter as you wish

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