Valentine’s Modelling Salt Dough


Valentine’s Saltdough


plain uncoloured saltdough:

  • 1 cup white flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 tablespoon cream of tartar


  • 1 beetroot, chopped into small chunks
  • dried rosebuds
  • cinnamon

Let’s Begin

  1. Make a batch of plain salt dough if you don’t have one already
  2. Cover the beetroot with water in a large pot and boil for 15 minutes
  3. Remove the beetroot and reduce (by continuously boiling) the pink beetroot water until there are only a few tablespoons left
  4. Put a tablespoon or two onto the salt dough and knead until the dough turns pink
  5. Add cinnamon and rosebuds and knead again

Meagan Wilson is a parent educator and author of the now-retired seasonal series of Whole Family Rhythms. After finishing a BA, she went on to complete her Foundations in Steiner Education and Anthroposophy at Sydney Steiner College, as well as her Waldorf Early Childhood Certification at the Rudolf Steiner Centre in Toronto. She has received her certification as a Simplicity Parenting Family Life Coach and has supported hundreds of parents to create a strong family rhythm unique to their own values and culture. She has four young children. Meagan provides resources, support and information to parents who are looking for a bridge to cross between their unique family life and their children’s (often but not always) Waldorf schools.

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