This play dough recipe is a spin on the classic salt dough recipe. Add a few broken crayons and you’ve got a crayon salt dough recipe that is sure to be a hit with the kids! It’s just one of our crayon play dough recipes that are fun in so many ways!
Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and all days patriotic (i.e. any day!) deserves a little red, white, and blue salt dough. This Crayon Salt Dough is our current twist on our Crayon Dough series where we use melted crayons to color the doughs for vivid and bold colors with a soft texture. This is a definite dough to make, and you’ll want to try them all! Using broken crayon pieces to make Crayon Play Dough is a fun way to reuse and recycle with a creative twist!
Patriotic Crayon Salt Dough
Our patriotic salt dough uses the same directions and ingredients as our regular salt dough recipe and a twist on our crayon play dough recipe. It’s an easy dough to throw together, which gives you more time for playing!
We divided the dough into three lumps and dyed one part with red crayons, one part with blue crayons, and left the last lump as is. Instant red, white, and blue dough! Play with the three individual colors or roll the lumps together for a swirled effect.
Part of the awesomeness of salt dough is it’s ability to harden and make long-lasting ornaments, paper weights, bowls, and all sorts of crafty items. We used start cookie cutters to make multi-colored patriotic stars. I wouldn’t bake these in the oven due to the wax content, but instead allow any creations to harden for several days in a dry place. If you are making ornaments or hanging stars, be sure to poke a hole for a string with a skewer.
Enjoy your patriotic Crayon Salt Dough!
You can read all of our Crayon Dough recipes:
Metallic Crayon Dough |Shades of red crayon play dough | Harold and the Purple Crayon play dough | Rainbow Crayon Play Dough
If you like the idea of using your broken crayon pieces in something as fun and creative as play dough, then you will love to try a few different ideas, too. We’ve given crayon play dough a run for it’s fun and tried a few different versions. Check them out and if you make a batch, let us know how you get creative with crayon play dough!