How to Make Salt Dough Easter Eggs

This week I had some fun with the boys making salt dough easter eggs!

For us it is more about the process than the result, but sometimes the result can be just as awesome!

How to Make Salt Dough Easter Eggs


  • 1 cup flour
  • 3/4 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup cooking oil
  • Food coloring

How to Make Salt Dough Easter Eggs

Mix up the ingredients in a bowl with a spoon and separate the mixture into smaller bowls to add a few drops of food coloring. Stir some more with the spoon then mix thoroughly with your hands until the color is even.  Sometimes it’s necessary to add an extra bit of flour as you want the mixture to be firm and not too sticky. How to Make Salt Dough Easter Eggs

Lovely bright colors for our salt dough easter eggs!How to Make Salt Dough Easter Eggs

Roll the salt dough in the palm of your hand and press into an egg like shape. You may have to do this a few times if you have a toddler like mine, poke poke poke. It is best to place the newly formed salt dough easter eggs directly on the wax paper.How to Make Salt Dough Easter Eggs

You can either leave the salt dough easter eggs out to dry naturally or speed up the process with an oven by baking on a low heat for  2/3 hours. I was fortunate enough to have a dehydrator from a friend still so stuck them in there for 2 or 3 hours.How to Make Salt Dough Easter Eggs

Using our Paper Mache Bowl as the nest, we added some brown pipe cleaners for the nesting material.How to Make Salt Dough Easter Eggs

The salt dough easter eggs in a paper mache bowl for a nest is a bit hit!

Another activity my boys enjoyed!  It has been unpacked and repacked many times in the last 2 days. It also looks GREAT on the table!How to Make Salt Dough Easter Eggs


  1. says

    Oh these are just beautiful! I’m going to pin this post for next year. I really like how you used the pipe cleaners to create the “nest”! Thanks for sharing at Stress-Free Sunday. :)

  2. says

    Your eggs are beatuiful. And I love the nest you put them in =-)

    Thanks for linking up to TGIF! Hope to see you linked up again later today! Have a great weekend,
    Beth =-)

    • says

      The awesome thing is that my toddlers age 2 and 3 are at different stages in what they like to do. So I got some one on one time with both of them. The 3 year old was very into making of the dough and molding the eggs, while my 2 year old was more into gathering the eggs in the basket and then emptying them out again.

  3. says

    I love the eggs and I bet your kids did too! Great colors!

    The basket is really great too!

    I found your page from the Sharing is Caring Blog Hop! I am now a fan of all of your social media!


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