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Project #181: DIY Valentine's Glitter Hearts

Tuesday, 10 February 2015 by Irene Hoofs

Bloesem kids | Valentine's glitter hearts diy

DIY Valentine's glitter hearts by Emma of Showpony

This is a really simple little valentine’s gift that is definitely easy enough for you to do with your kiddo, and quick enough that even young ones won’t get distracted.

Bloesem kids | Valentine's glitter hearts diy

What you'll need:

For the salt dough:
* Half a cup of water
* 1 cup of flour
* 1 cup of salt

Other supplies:
* Glitter (we used chunky glitter but fine stuff would work just as well.)
* Heart shaped cookie cutters
* Badge backs or magnets
* Paintbrushes
* Glue
* Twine

Bloesem kids | Valentine's glitter hearts diy

Step1:

Make the salt dough. Just dump all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix it up with your hands.

Bloesem kids | Valentine's glitter hearts diy

Bloesem kids | Valentine's glitter hearts diy

Step2: 

Then add in your chosen glitter, we just kept sprinkling it in and mixing it up until it looked like enough.

Bloesem kids | Valentine's glitter hearts diy

Step3:

 Then onto a clean surface roll out your dough to about ½ cm thick and using your cookie cutters stamp out your shapes and place onto a baking tray.

If you didn’t have heart shaped cutters I’m sure you could freehand this easily enough.

If you want to string them with twine don’t forget to make a little hole in the heart before you bake them.

Bloesem kids | Valentine's glitter hearts diy

Bloesem kids | Valentine's glitter hearts diy

Step4: 

Then bake your salt dough hearts at around 110°C/225°F/Gas Mark ¼ for 2-3 hours or until they are hard and completely dry. You can air dry them but it takes around 48 hours.

Once dry you can glue on a badge backing or magnet or string through your twine.
Ready to hang as decorations or give away for Valentines Day. - Emma of Showpony

Bloesem kids | Valentine's glitter hearts diy

Craft contributed by: Emma of Showpony

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