Salt Dough Mothers Day Flowers

By | April 12, 2013
Salt Dough Mothers Day Flowers

Mother’s Day is fast approaching and once again because my mother reads this blog and I can not get her to stop this time of year we have to make several Mother’s Day projects so she does not know what she is getting.   So for our first one I thought we would make some Salt Dough Mothers Day Flowers.

I have to say these came out even better than I pictured in my head.  And the girls had so much fun making them, I think the painting was their favorite part.  We made extra dough so the girls got to pick out some other cookie cutters to make different shapes with in addition to the flowers which was a lot of fun for them.

They each actually made some of these for their teachers also.  My oldest made her teacher an apple and my little one made a star and train to give her teachers.  I just love that they are so giving at this age, I hope they are always this way!

These flowers would make a perfect Mothers Day gift for any mom  or grandmother, and they are flowers that will never die!  We made some Salt dough ornaments for Christmas a couple years ago and still use them for Christmas so they last a long time! And since they are homemade and the kids can pretty much make them all on their own they mean so much more than the flowers you buy at the store (at least for me they do!).

Check out our SPRING  and MOTHERS DAY boards on Pintrest for more fun ideas!

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2 Cups All-Purose Flour
1/2 Cup Salt
3/4 Cup Warm Water
Cookie Cutters
Cooking skewers
Paint Brushes
Glue Gun


 Pour your flour in a bowl
Add your salt
 Then your water
 Stir together to from dough (you will need to kneed it also)
 Roll out your dough
 Then using cookie cutters cut out your flowers
 Place them on a cookie sheet then insert your skewer to make the hole for later.  Remove the skewers before cooking.
 Bake at 300 for about 1 hour until dough is hard
 Once dough is cool you can paint
 Make sure to paint both sides!
 When your paint is dry use your glue gun to put glue on the end of your skewers then insert them into your flowers (where you previously made the holes)
Now you are ready to give mom or grandma some pretty flowers!
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38 thoughts on “Salt Dough Mothers Day Flowers

  1. Krystie

    Salt dough used for something other than Christmas Ornaments! Awesome, Flowers on the stems are sweet! fun photos!

  2. Sugar Aunts

    What a fun idea! It looks like your girls are having so much fun! Thank you for sharing with us at Share It Saturday!!

  3. Christie Daruwalla

    These are adorable. I would love for my daughter to make these. I will have to pin this for an idea for my Mom. Thanks for sharing on Thursdays Treasures. This will be a feature.

  4. Alice Emma Thompson

    These are so pretty!

    I would love for you to link up at the Mommy Archive. We’re focused on “dough” this week but you can also link up fab old play posts into other topics including science, reading, imaginative play etc Alice@ Mums Make Lists x

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