It’s almost Valentine’s Day and my inner crafty girl is just busting to get out. While I’m seriously lacking time (and, often, sleep) I just can’t help myself when it comes to holidays. I take on more than I should, but – damn you, Pinterest – resistance is futile. 😉
So, I thought I’d share with you a really fun project I did with my kids. We made salt dough hearts for my daughter’s class; some were strung on necklaces (for the girls) and we made others into magnets (for the boys). My daughter loved coming up with different colour co
mbinations and patterns to paint on them… everything from polka dots and stripes to using an “abstract” painting technique (She came up with that. Can you tell she loves going to art museums?)
My little guy even got in on the action, painting the base coat on a few of them.
Here’s how to get started…
Make a basic salt dough recipe (see below), then roll out dough and cut out hearts with mini heart cutters. (I bought mine at Winners.)
Salt Dough Recipe
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup water
Tip: try to roll out the dough the same thickness each time so that the shapes bake evenly.
Use a straw to create holes in the shapes that will be pendants
Spray with a glossy acrylic sealer once the paint is dry for a nice, shiny appearance. If you prefer a less glossy look, there are many different sealer options, from semi-gloss to matte.
Let me know if you make this craft… I’d love to see your creations. Happy Valentine’s Day!!