TUTORIAL: DIY Nautical Party Decor - How To Make Salt Dough Starfish!Tuesday, July 19, 2011C Riches
"Necessity is the mother of all invention" - Never were truer words spoken, especially when it comes to party styling!! :)
There's no recipe or secret here, just mold the dough to resemble a star - I made a big ball, then pulled the starfish tentacles (5 of them) out of the middle of the dough ball until it looked like a starfish. Then, using a tooth pick made little holes on the surfaces.
For the nobly starfish, I just placed little bits of dough on top and made it look a little fatter.
3. Air Drying: Allow the shapes to dry for a day or two, turning them over periodically to speed up the drying process. After the shapes dry, you can use a fine grit sandpaper to gently smooth any rough edges.