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4th of July Salt Dough Pins

By: Amanda Formaro

Difficulty: Easy

Age: 5 and up

Show your love for the USA by making one of these fun and patriotic pins!

What you'll need:

  • ½ cup salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup water
  • Acrylic paint: red, white and blue
  • Pin backs
  • White craft glue
  • Small cookie cutters: heart, star (optional)
  • Acrylic sealer spray

How to make it:

  1. Mix together the salt, flour, and water. If dough is sticky, add additional tablespoons of flour one at a time until the mixture is smooth a pliable. Be careful not to add too much or your projects will crack.
  2. Roll out or press dough with your hand and use cookie cutters to cut out shapes or form your own shapes.
  3. Place shapes on cookie sheet and heat oven to 250 degrees F.
  4. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 1 ½ to 2 ½ hours, or until items are dry. Remove from oven and let cool.
  5. Paint all the shapes
  6. Turn pins over and glue on pin backs. Use a generous amount of glue and let them dry completely before wearing.


  • Salt dough can be kept in a covered container for a couple of days.
  • It is not necessary to dry out salt dough in the oven, you can air dry it, but the oven is faster.

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