Here is the recipe that I followed, found in the book Crafts From Salt Dough, by Audrey Gessat.
3/4 cup flour
2/3 cup salt
3/4 cup cornstarch
2/3 cup water
- Mix the flour, salt and cornstarch in a salad bowl. The cornstarch gives the dough a better consistency, but if you don't have it, you can add more flour.
- Mix in the water.
- Knead the dough for 10 minutes. (take your jewelry off!) The dough should form a firm ball.
- To see if you have the right consistency, put a little of it on the table. If it spreads out, add a bit more flour. If it crumbles, add water 1 tablespoon at a time.
- If you have leftover dough, store it in the fridge in a plastic bag or in a plastic covered dish.
- Oven temperature 200 degrees F (93 C)
- Put objects on a cookie sheet or aluminum pie pan
- Take your crafts out of the oven after 3 hours. Let them cool.
- Tap the object with a fingernail to make sure it's done. If the sound is light, it is cooked. If the sound is heavy, stick it in the oven a bit longer.