DIY Salt Dough Starfish Craft -Decorations, Garlands and Ornaments

Let's bake some decorative salt dough starfish! 

salt dough starfish
Salt dough starfish have a lot of personality.

craft starfish with salt dough
Only few ingredients are needed. 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 cup salt and cold water -plus your imagination. For the full tutorial, head over to Bird's Party. No forms/cookie cutters are used, just mold the dough to resemble a starfish. The finished shapes can be air dried or baked, then made smooth with fine grid sand paper, plus you can paint them too.

handmade dough starfish
But there is more than one way to make starfish salt dough decorations. Ann Kay Home (source no longer available) mixes an equal amount of salt and flour, and doesn't form a ball but single "sausages" that she then puts together in a star shape. "A tiny amount of water helps to smoothen the surface to avoid visible seams. She used a fork to prick the holes.

salt dough starfish garland
You can string salt dough starfish up into a garland and Hang them, as seen at Desperate Craft Wives.

salt dough Christmas ornmant
Or turn your salt dough starfish into Christmas ornaments. Original source no longer available.

Starfish Salt Dough Christmas Ornament
And another example of a great salt dough Christmas ornament by Elizabeth Joan Designs.

starfish salt dough ornament
They look cute with ribbons too. By The Space in Between.