Salt dough is a wonderful material for making toys with children: it’s cheap and so easy to put together. You only need four ingredients to make your own salt dough play food.
Here is what you will need:
- 300 g plain flour
- 300 g salt
- 1 tbsp Oil
- 250 ml water
Make a smooth dough out of the ingredients and form fruit, vegetables, bread, cakes, fish and anything else you want to sell on your farmers market. You can use cloves to make stalks on apples, pears and oranges.
Next bake them at 150° C /300 °F /gas 2 for at least an hour. It depends on the thickness of your fruit and veg. For us an hour and a half worked well. Just check them a few times if they are hard and dry.
When they are completely dry and cool you can paint them with non-toxic water colours and finish them off with a layer of lack to make them more durable but this step is optional.
And now…would you like to try some of our homemade breads, pretzels or pastries?
Or some freshly caught fish from the South West Coast of Ireland? Organically grown tomatoes, pumpkins or spuds anyone?
Our dolls had a little harvest festival and will be sorted for the winter to come..:)
This is an old post from my extinct Blog (thank you Wayback Machine!) which was published on 28th Oct 2013. We played with these homemade toys for a very long time. Ah, lovely memories…