Here is a fun rainy day craft to do: Groovy Beads. Why not make your own beads jewelry like earrings and add a beads necklace to the mix. The beaded necklace, we made pictured below, was so much fun to make and it was really easy. Let’s see below how to make a salt dough necklace with your kids!
How to make salt dough necklace
This salt dough jewelry recipe is a very simple.
Salt Dough Ingredients
- 1 cup salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup warm water
Salt dough shapes
All you have to do is make the salt dough and shape it into little balls.
Salt dough air dry recipe
Add the water to the dry mixture gradually. You can make a batch and split it up into different bowls and add food colouring to make different coloured doughs as well. This makes it easier if your kids have trouble getting all the spots while painting them.
Poke the balls with a wooden skewer.
Then you just let the balls dry and you have beautiful beads you can paint any way you wish. Be careful when you make your little beads that you don’t make them too small for your skewer. If they are too little they may crack as they dry. We dried ours for a few days in an out of reach spot, but if you are not as patient you can dry them in the oven on a cookie sheet on low 200F for a few hours.
Simply add a salt dough bead onto a string or a Bead Landing™ Black Suede Necklace. I liked making larger beads and some smaller ones and then mix and matching them with pony beads to make this beautiful creation. You can paint them with craft paint and then give them a clear coat with Mod Podge or even use funky coloured nail polishes. The sky is the limit!
Now that you know how to make a salt dough necklace, your kids will want to make you one as a Mother’s Day gift!