Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 20 mins

I found this recipe on a website called while I was trying to help my kids with a school project. We were trying to create a medieval church. It is a simple recipe that takes very little time and costs a lot less to make than buying modelling clay.


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Mix all ingredients together until you have a soft ball of dough-if too dry add a bit of water.
  3. Sprinkle some flour on counter and knead it until smooth and stretchy.
  4. Shape the dough any way you want-use a toothpick or straw for making holes.
  5. When finished shaping, put on cookie sheet and bake 20 minutes or until hard-timing depends on size of your piece of art.
  6. Place on wire rack to cool.
  7. Once cool, you can paint them.
  8. When paint is dry a clear varnish can be added to give your creation a wonderful shine.
Most Helpful

5 5

Easy to make & easy to clean up. We made hand & foot prints with this and it worked great. I had to watch these bake though because the dough got some air bubbles that needed to be popped before the dough hardened.

5 5

My son had fun making different shapes and painting them.

5 5

This really is a great recipe. In europe, we call this kind of dough Salt Dough, Saltzteig or Saltdeig. Experiment a little with adding more oil to make it supple - if you add too much, just add flour to dry it out a bit again. Wall-hanging sculptures are really fun to make, but you can also make standing people or things.