Valentine's Day

Crafternoon: Make Homemade Play Dough Valentines

Ditch the store-bought valentines and try something new this year. The kids will love helping you make homemade, heart-shaped play dough to hand out to friends and classmates.

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Materials Needed:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/3 cup hot water
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • red food coloring
  • wax paper
  • rolling pin
  • heart-shaped cookie cutter
  • glassine bags
  • card stock
  • scallop-edge scissors
  • hole punch
  • double-sided tape
  • ribbon

Instructions

Mix together flour and salt in bowl. Gradually add hot water, oil and a few drops of food coloring. Stir to combine. If dough is too sticky, add a bit more flour. If dough is too dry, add a few more drops of water.

Turn dough out onto wax paper. Knead until smooth (Image 1). Roll to 1/2-inch thickness with rolling pin (Image 2).

Cut out heart shapes (Image 1). You can re-roll excess dough to cut more hearts (Image 2).

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