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DIY Easter Craft with your kids - Sal Dough Easter Egg Decorations

Hippity hoppity, Easter is on its way.

Which means many of us will be looking for a way to keep the kids entertained over the Easter holidays.

Well, we’ve got you covered. This month, we’re sharing a couple of great suggestions that are sure to keep kids happy and busy, and adults may even find themselves getting stuck in, too!

Let’s start with these easy salt dough Easter egg decorations, made by mixing flour, salt and water, then stamping out the shapes with a biscuit cutter. Once baked, paint them with acrylic paints or try acrylic paint pouring. It’s easy to do and the patterns will be different every time – just be sure to protect your surfaces first!  

To make salt dough Easter eggs, you’ll need…

Plain flour
Mixing bowl
Rolling pin
Baking parchment

Baking tray
Biscuit cutter
Acrylic paint


Heat the oven to 140C/120C fan/gas 1. Mix two parts plain flour with one part salt and one part water. Once the dough starts coming together, knead the mixture with your hands – if it feels a little sticky, sprinkle in a bit more flour, or add a splash more water if it's crumbly.

Roll the dough out on a lightly floured work surface until it's 5mm – 1cm thick. Use an oval biscuit cutter to stamp out as many egg shapes as you can. If you want to make hanging Easter eggs, poke a hole in the top using a skewer or the end of a straw.

Line a baking tray with baking parchment and arrange the salt dough eggs on top in a single layer. Bake for 2-3 hrs on the bottom shelf, or until the shapes are hard. Leave to cool completely.

Pour over some acrylic paint, making sure to cover all the sides with colour, or paint normally. Leave to dry completely, then thread string through the hole at the top (if using) and secure with a knot before hanging.