My daughter loves working with play dough and clay. Salt dough is a cheaper alternative, that creates hard sculptures. We decided to make glittery salt dough hearts to give to our favorite people this Valentine’s Day.
First, we made the salt dough. Then, we rolled it out and cut the heart shapes with a cookie cutter.
We baked the shapes in the oven at 300 degrees F for 3 hours. We turned the salt dough hearts 2-3 times in the process. The baking part may take you less or more, depending on the thickness of your items.
We took the hearts out of the oven and let them cool.
Finally, we painted them with red tempera paint.
When that dried, we painted the hearts with a glittery dark red nail polish.
If you have a dark red glittery paint, you may not need to go through the painting process twice. If you make a hole at the top of the heart prior to baking it, it can be a decoration or a pendant.