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Valentines Day Salt Dough Footprint Hearts

Little N has such a great relationship with her Grandparents so this is an opportunity to get creative and make a lovely keepsake for them. We made these beautiful salt dough heart footprints.
We used our simple Salt Dough Recipe. In 5 simple steps and 3 ingredients you can create endless crafts, gifts and keepsakes for any occasion.

Little N enjoyed measuring the salt and flour into the cups, adding them to the bowl and giving them a good mix together, she was in her element! I like her being involved in preparations where possible, she even enjoys (and insists) to help clean up after!

I folded the dough until it came together to make the mixture and used a tray to roll out the dough. The mixture this recipe makes will make one set of footprints (as pictured), we had only a small amount left over.

Once the dough was rolled out, we set about getting Little N's footprints into the dough. We overlapped her heels to create a footprint heart.

Using a sharp knife I cut around the footprints and created a heart ornament. I left it overnight and most of the following day to air dry before putting it into the oven.I kept a close check on them to make sure they wasn't burning or cracking.

Once they were dry it was time to set about painting them. I did this using acrylic paints.

When the painting was done, I used a black pen to include a saying around the edges
'I love you from the very bottom of my heart, to the tips of my toes.'

I used clear varnish to seal them but you can also use PVA glue.

Head on over to Red Ted Art to see our full post along with lots more Valentines inspiration.

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  1. Great. But at what point do you actually put them in the oven? Before you paint? After?

    1. You dry Salt dough out completely first before adding any paint.

  2. Anonymous10/2/17 23:35

    Do u let it dry,paint it then put it in the oven?


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