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Emily’s Salt Dough Map

Emily’s Salt Dough Map

A few weeks ago, Emily’s class made 3D salt dough maps in class.  We had to make the salt dough at home and send it to school in a plastic baggie and provide the pizza box and supplies to decorate the map, but they did the rest of the project in class.

Salt Dough Map South America

I told Emily that we could whip up this dough really quick with the Kitchenaid mixer, but Emily said that her teacher said to mix it by hand. Okay fine.

You can do it by hand, too.

I thought Emily’s map turned out GREAT!

I was really impressed with it.

She decorated it with acrylic paints and labeled it with a Sharpie marker.

Salt Dough

Salt Dough

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

This salt dough is perfect for craft projects or school projects like salt dough maps. 


  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups salt
  • 2 Tbsp cream of tartar
  • 1 1/2 - 2 cups water


  1. Mix together the dry ingredients then add the water a little bit at a time until the dough is the consistency of Play-Doh. Don't be afraid to use your hands.
  2. Knead for a few minutes until smooth.


  • You can use a stand mixer to speed up the process. Mix on low for a few minutes.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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