If you’re like me, you’re already thinking of fun Valentine Crafts to do with the kids. We like to give a special Valentine vs. the traditional paper card that usually gets thrown away rather quickly. These Salt Dough Conversation Hearts are a fun craft to make and a fun Valentine to give! Attach them to a key chain, a book mark, or a treat bag for a class Valentine’s Day Party, for the kids to take to school, or to give to someone special.
Salt Dough Conversation Hearts Valentine Craft
- 1 cup table salt
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 3/4 cup boiling water
- paint pens
- sealer if you choose
- parchment paper
- rolling pin
- heart shape cookie cutter
- knife or nail for carving letters
Mix the salt and flour together in a medium bowl.
Gradually add the boiling water.
Mix the ingredients together until a dough ball forms. The dough should NOT be sticky.
Roll the dough out on a piece of parchment paper to approximately 1/4″ thick.
Use the cookie cutter to cut several heart shapes from the dough.
Use a knife or the end of a nail to carve letters into the hearts – things you would normally find on conversation heart candies.
Use the nail to make a hole in the corners if you plan to tie them to a gift or hang them.
Leave the dough on the parchment paper to dry at room temperature overnight.
Place the shapes in the oven the next day at 175 degrees. Bake them for 2 hours, turn and bake for an additional 2 hours.
Remove from the oven and let dry at room temperature for another day.
When shapes are totally dry paint them in several colors. Apply 2 coats of paint and let the hearts dry completely.
Use a fine tip paint pen to trace the letters that were carved in the dough.
Let the conversation hearts dry and add them to your Valentine’s when ready!
What’s your favorite Valentine Craft to make?
You can get more ideas for Valentine’s Day on my pinterest board:
Follow Family Focus Blog’s Valentine Pinterest board.
Your child may also enjoy this handprint Valentine craft card.