How to Make Salt Dough Valentines

salt dough valentines
Learn how to make these cute salt dough Valentines with this easy tutorial and recipe. They make perfect tags for gifts!

As you know, I am teaching a class called “Pinspired Projects”, where we create projects using our favorite pins each week.  To say that I am excited about this course is an understatement!  It’s been so much fun!
 
During our second class we learned how to create these Salt Dough Valentine Ornaments. 

Salt Dough Valentines

The boys and I made these Salt Dough Valentine’s as examples for class ~ they turned out super cute!  We’ve also made these Valentine Gift Tags, printable Monster Valentines and printable Airplane Valentines recently.
 
And after experimenting with a few different recipes and methods of creating salt dough ornaments I have some tips.  The recipe that worked the best for us was…

 How to make Salt Dough Valentines:

Salt Dough Valentines

Salt dough recipe:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
 
We used regular old table salt, white flour and slightly warm water.  The dough combined easily using a variety of methods; kitchen aid mixer, bowl with fork and kneading in a Ziploc bag all worked.  We then rolled the dough flat using a rolling pin, to about 1/8 of an inch in thickness.  Then we stamped the dough, if desired, with rubber stamps and cut out fun shapes using cookie cutters.  Be sure to stamp the dough before cutting it, otherwise stamping can distort the shape that you have cut out.
 
Because I am not the most patient person and we didn’t have much time for baking in class, we baked the shapes for 30 minutes at 300° using the convection setting on the oven.  
 
I found that cooking the dough quickly worked best in a convection oven.  We tried cooking them in class without convection and the salt dough tended to puff up and brown.  If you don’t have a convection oven, cook for 3-4 hours at 200° or air dry for at least 24 hours.
 

Salt Dough Valentines

 The boys helped to test out the salt dough ornaments and painted valentine hearts for grandma and teacher.
 

Salt Dough Valentines

  
From start to finish this is a great craft to do with kids.
 

Salt Dough ValentinesWe used acrylic paint, varathane sealer and a bit of hemp to finish off our Salt Dough Valentines.

 

Salt Dough ValentinesThere are so many fun things, for all occasions that you could make with salt dough.

 

Salt Dough ValentinesTruly, the possibilities are endless!

 

Salt Dough Valentines

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Salt dough is so fun! We made ornaments at Christmas, but I just love these hearts! Might have to make some…thanks for sharing at Shine on Fridays!

How cute! I love making things out of salt dough, and your little Valentines turned out so cute!

I found you from Sugar Bee Crafts! I’m your newest follower via GFC. I host Fluster Creative Muster Party on Wednesdays and I would love it if you would come by and party with us. Hope to see you there!

Hugs, Smiles, and Blessings,

Robin
Fluster Buster

do you know about how many hearts this recipe will yield? I’m hosting a little crafting party for my homeschool group this week and want to give this a shot! There will be about 10 kids:)