Salt Dough Recipe here has been tested in my kitchen and it's work!
The result may vary depends on the way you knead the dough or set the oven temperature but keep trying if you are not satisfy with your result at first attempt.
When I bake my salt dough for the first time, the dough burst because oven temperature was too high.
However, I would say, oven-baked salt dough is one of best alternatives for easy homemade clay because it will dry super hard after baking, strong - it won't crumbly and will last for decades when you seal it with spray varnish after it's dry.
I have a very good experience with salt dough recipe in this page. Look at below picture. Yes! My oven-baked salt dough animal figurine craft is more than 3 years old in 2020 and it's still good - look the same as the time I finished the craft.
No baked salt dough is easy to make because it is air dry clay - no baking needed but of course it will take longer time to dry the dough. You'll depend on the sun and hot weather.
Hair dryer may helps but be careful with the wind pressure that may ruin your model.
Another thing, after making many crafts with no baked salt dough, I'd like to share with you that some craft are not good and some are good. Some of salt dough craft crumbly and some stay as it is.
Then, I've found out that those craft which was still okay because I had added (was just an experiment) few spoon of rice flour and corn flour/ corn starch to my salt dough recipe. Try this and see if your no baked salt dough will be better than before.
I made salt dough leaf pendant with this recipe recently but without baking.
We've also received requests from our web visitors to make a tutorial for rose salt dough without baking.
Many of them had a problem to keep the petals in place. It seems okay when the dough wet but crumbly when it's dry.
Tips: Try adding 2 table spoon of rice flour and corn flour to your salt dough recipe to make it stronger.
Click on the picture or link below to see rose salt dough tutorial without mold.
And, these are 12 animal signs in Chinese zodiac with baked salt dough. It's baked in the oven at 200 deg C for 20 minutes.
Do you want to see how to make salt dough? Click on the picture and link below.
Last but not least, please check out our tutorial on how to paint salt dough.