Scented Salt Dough Treasures

With a basic salt dough recipe and some lavender oil we made these sweet treasures that smell amazing. I was excited about this as a new homemade gift my children can make for friends, family and teachers. They loved making their treasures just as much as giving them!

  1. Ages: 3 - 8

  2. 2+ hours

  3. A little messy

Step-by-step tutorial

  • Step 1

    We used a basic salt dough recipe for this project. To give it a swirled look we added the food color after the dough was made and just slightly kneaded it into the dough.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 1

  • Step 2

    Emma rolled out the dough balls. She has her own little rolling pin and will jump at any opportunity to use it!

    Photo reference of how to complete step 2

  • Step 3

    Once the dough was rolled out to about 1/4" (.64 cm) thick we used little cookie cutters to cut out butterfly, heart and flower shapes. These shapes seemed perfect for our treasures.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 3

  • Step 4

    We followed our dough recipe for oven instructions (grown-up only step!)

    Photo reference of how to complete step 4

  • Step 5

    Once our treasures were done and cooled Emma added a drop of lavender oil to the back of each one. Our house was smelling amazingly relaxing at this point of the craft.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 5

  • Done!

    These little treasures were so simple to make and really came out beautiful. They are going to make great gifts and we even added some to a little jar to sit in our art room and make our room smell wonderful.

    Photo reference of how to complete step 6

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