Sunday, February 14, 2010

Salt Dough Hearts - Last Minute Quick & Easy Valentine's Favor

Need a last minute Valentine favor for the little ones today? We whipped up a batch of these salt dough hearts and made necklaces out of them for Taylor's preschool class. They were so quick and easy we made another batch this morning for a Valentine's Day Party we're invited to.

We used baker's twine to make the hearts into necklaces, but you could also use yarn or ribbon and make bracelets too. I was skeptical if the boys would wear them, but many of them did. I predict that by next year (kindergarten) though, jewelry will be a definite no-no for the little boys.

The recipe is simple: 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt and 1/2 cup warm water. Mix it up and roll out the dough to cut your shapes out. This morning we cut out stars for the boys. You bake in a 250 degree oven for 2 hours, or until nice and hard. You can paint them using acrylic paints and sprinkle a little glitter on top, or you can tint the dough with food coloring before baking and mix in the glitter as well. Pictured above is the painting method.

Put in a cute stamped bag and maybe add a sweet treat, and you're all set!

Happy Valentine's Day Everyone! XOXO

1 comment:

  1. Lucy was the happy recipient of these salt hearts. VERY CUTE!


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