Inspired by a post on The Long Thread, today we made salt dough hearts! Super easy and fun. We didn’t poke holes to hang them this time although next time I might do half the batch that way. Being able to hang them on a ribbon to give to friends could be really neat.

First one

We plan on sending a few to friends in honour of February 14th which we call, Reminding You That I Love You Day.

Even I got to tryLily's wondering if there are enough glitter on hers

Salt Dough

Salt Dough

  • 1/2 cup Salt
  • 1 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Warm Water
  1. Preheat oven to 250′
  2. Mix together salt and flour.
  3. Add water and combine until dough like. Add a touch more flour if too sticky.
  4. Roll out on board 1/4 inch thick and cut into shapes.
  5. Bake on ungreased cookie sheet for 2 hours. Poke holes in each shape before baking if you want to hang on ribbon.
  6. Let cool before painting with acrylic or other paint.

Pretty HeartsOff to bake

Poor Leif kept asking to eat these hearts because they look so much like cookies. We ended up making a batch of sugar cookies too when we were finished painting!

Glitter- check

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12 Responses to Salt Dough Hearts

  1. Ella says:

    you guys are getting up to some pretty fun projects. i love the glitter spiral too.

  2. Debbie says:

    Oh how sweet. Can I “steal” your re-naming of Valentines Day? We don’t celebrate in the traditional way…but love your sentiment.
    We have been crafting for the 14th as well. So much fun.

  3. Natalie says:

    Great idea. I think I might try this with my class on Friday. I love the little bottles your glitter is in. Did they come in those or did you buy them separately?

  4. Kate says:

    Gorgeous craft and photos. We’ll have to try this! thanks for sharing.

  5. tai says:

    I love it! I think I still have a ball of salt dough in the fridge from Christmas- I wonder if it would still be usable- maybe I’ll give it a go. And I love your name for the holiday. Might have to steal that too!

  6. Tai says:

    So neat…trying it today and just in time for V-day! Thanks for sharing!!!

  7. Annie says:

    Yes, I quite like the name. We call it RYTILY for short. It’s ridiculous but fun.

  8. thanx! trying them out right now! ;) happy love day!

  9. Lindsay says:

    These look great! It’s too late for Valentine’s, but we have some flour that we were using when rolling out pastries that I don’t want to put back in the bag. I think I’ll make some dough for Meredith and let her have some fun with it. We only have watercolour paints though, I assume they wouldn’t work very well. I guess I’ll have to go pick something else up.

  10. I used your recipe yesterday — thank you!

    We have a group of homeschool kids (ages 5 and 6) that get together once a week, and this week was at my house. The kids made salt-dough sculptures. I loved seeing the free-form stuff they came up with, and of course, all the squishing and rolling and pressing helped center everyone. The kids come for three hours, and there is always a point around 2 hours that things get really hairy! That’s craft time. :)

  11. Annie says:

    Awesome Stacy! <3

  12. dancingdragonfly says:

    Z was so pleased to get Lily’s letter in the mail with the heart and felted balls. She sends a big THANK YOU and to tell her she misses her.

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