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Salt Dough Valentines: make this easy salt dough in heart shapes for Valentine’s Day. Bake, paint and then give as Valentines or decorate with them.
My little girls and I decided to make some salt dough Valentine’s this year. It was a simple and fun craft to do together, and I love how they turned out. I hadn’t made salt dough for years, and actually forgot how easy it was.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup salt
- 1 cup warm water
- Combine flour and salt in a mixer, and then add in water and mix to combine into a dough. If the dough is too crumbly, add more slowly add more water.
- Roll out dough and cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Decorate with rubber stamps. Use a straw to cut out a small hole in the top before baking.
- Bake on a cookie sheet at 200, for 2 hours until dry.
- Once cool, paint desired colour.
Painting Your Baked Salt Dough Valentines
After they’d been baked it was time to start painting them. I had stopped by Walmart earlier and picked up some great Plaid paints for us to use. The craft aisle had a great selection to choose from. #Collectivebias
When I was shopping I found this Plaid Glitter Paints -so I picked some up in gold, pink and clear. After painting the hearts with a base coat of pink or gold, we used a marker to outline our letters and words, then we did a top coat of the glitter. It gave the hearts a great even coat of glitter, and also a nice sheen. Love how they turned out.
I was planning all along to use some of the hearts as place card napkin rings for a Valentine’s Day table, but once we got started Maddie, my youngest daughter, decided to make Valentine necklaces for everyone in her class. She was so pleased about how they turned out. So sweet.
And then she packaged them up for her classmates in little brown paper bags.
For our little Valentine’s Day table for two, I strung up some of our hearts to create a little bunting and taped it with pretty washi tape.
I wanted to do the table in golds and pinks, so that inspired my choices at the paint store.
Some of the salt dough Valentine hearts were tied to the back of the chairs.
Salt Dough Valentine Napkin Rings
I used some monogrammed hearts for our napkin ring place cards.
Simple and sweet, and my girls loved how their special Valentine’s table turned out. With a sweet little craft like salt dough Valentines to do together, life really is a party!
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