Salt Dough Heart Print



This is our first Valentine’s Day with a baby, and I wanted to do something more sentimental for my husband. My daughter is nearly 6 months old, and loves to feel with her feet. This project was perfect for both of us. She happily watched me in her high chair while I mixed and rolled the dough. She loved wiggling her toes into the soft dough when it was her turn to stamp her feet. This recipe is very simple, here is how I made it:

What you need:

1 cup of flour

1/2 cup of salt

1/2 cup of water

Blend together flour and salt. Stir in water as dough forms. Knead on a floured surface until dough is workable. Roll out the dough with a rolling pin until it’s about 1/4 inch thick. Allow to air dry or put it in a warm oven. Once the dough is dry, I painted it using two colors. The feet prints were kind of hard to see if I were to paint it all one color. I probably would have used different colors but I wanted to use only what I had on hand. You can add a ribbon or string by threading it through the hole at the top and hang it as a cute ornament around your house.

Money: Free, I had all supplies on hand

Time: 40 minutes to mix dough, stamp feet, cut, write, paint. 3 days to air dry.

Ick factor: Medium. I didn’t like how long it took for the dough to dry. I would try putting it in a warm oven next time. I also had a hard time writing in the dough. I used a pencil. I might try a different recipe next time. 

Worth it? Yes. This was a fast project I could do along with my 6 month old. It was completely free, and serves as a precious keepsake for Valentine’s Days to come, and it’s the perfect gift for my husband this year. Enjoy!

Posted by Sara J. 


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