Salt dough is always fun and the materials for it are readily available. We created some heart necklaces from salt dough which will be given for Mother's Day to C's Grandmas and one for me of course! We made extras for some Mom friends that we know too. These hearts would also make great Valentine's Day gifts, Holiday ornaments, or even for no reason at all. Just to say "I Love You"! ***We actually gave these as teachers' gifts too.**
To create salt dough you need:
1 cup flour
1/4 cup salt
1/4 cup water
Mix flour and salt well and add water. Add more flour if too sticky or more water if too dry. Then form shapes on a foil lined cookie sheet. Use a straw to form holes on top so you can make them a necklace. Bake between 275 F and 300 F for 1 1/2 to 2 hours.
Here we painted the hearts with red acrylic paint first then used q-tips (cotton buds) for the dots.
Here we used q-tips like a paint brush to create beautiful pictures on our hearts. After painting we added Mod Podge for a glossy look.
These smaller hearts we are using as pins by gluing a pin back on the back.
On these we added thin ribbon for necklaces.
Would you like receiving these as a gift?