An adorable kid-made gift idea perfect for Father's Day! This handmade salt dough picture frame is an easy craft and lots of fun!

"DAD" Salt Dough Picture Frame

This "DAD" salt dough picture frame is an easy kid-made Father's Day gift that only requires the most basic supplies! It's a keepsake that will last for years!

Servings 1 frame
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom


  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 cup salt
  • 2/3 cup water
  • Food coloring gel Buy here
  • Metallic silver Sharpie Buy here
  • Reusable silicon baking mat Buy here
  • Photographs


  1. Combine 1 cup flour and 1 cup salt in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add water, kneading along the way until you have a playdough-like consistency. (You might not need to use all of the water).

  2. Add food coloring of your choice and mix until you have yourr desired shade.

  3. Divide dough into three balls of even size. Roll each ball into a column and place on silicone baking mat.

  4. Pressing VERY gently, write children's initials with metallic Sharpie on the letters where you will place their photos.


  5. Bake at 200°F for about 3 hours. If your dough is still soft, bake a little longer. Check regularly to make sure it doesn't burn.

  6. Flip frame so bottom is facing up and bake for an additional hour at 250°.

  7. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Glue photos to the back of the salt dough picture frame so your each child's face peeks through the holes in the middle of the letters.