Harvest Loaf


Here are instructions for children to make and bake a harvest loaf out of salt dough - a fun craft for Thanksgiving or Harvest Festival. The harvest loaf was always traditionally made in a wheat sheaf shape. Some were very intricate, so you could try this craft with all ages of children.

Harvest loaf

You will need:

Salt dough (you can find our recipe here or use your own)


  • Shape your dough into a wheat sheaf (use our examples for inspiration) or any other loaf shape that you like.
  • Brush a beaten egg over the dough.
  • Bake in a low oven for at least 3 hours, until the dough has dried out.
  • Protect with a layer of varnish.

Harvest loaf 2


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