I thought one of the best parts of this activity was when she brought out a huge bin, a bag of flour, and pitchers of water. The kids got to get their hands dirty to mix the simple flour and water dough mixture. This would work well with a standard salt dough, too.
Hisae set out a creative assortment of materials to decorate, including beans, confetti, sequins, colored pasta, glitter shakers, and colored wooden sticks, plus baking cups and these beautiful plastic glasses. She also had food coloring at the table for mixing the salt dough into beautiful colors.