Salt dough is perfect for making realistic-looking starfish. To make the dough, all you need is flour, salt, and water. Click here for a recipe and detailed instructions.
To make the starfish, roll some dough into a ball and flatten it. Mark where the arms of the starfish would be and remove the extra dough. Use your hands to shape the starfish form. Add texture to the dough to make it look realistic. You can use a pencil or the bristles of a toothbrush if you don’t want to use something sharp. Let the dough air dry or bake them in the oven.
It’s up to you what you want to do with your starfish. You can paint them, string them together to make a garland, or put them in a jar with sand and seashells to make beautiful beach décor.