...a cute, inexpensive way to do a lil' something special. You all know how I love salt dough - the possibilities are jus' endless. Well I know many of you all, like myself, are trying to get valentines made for our lil' ones. My son and I talked about a few different things we could make for all the girls in his kindergarten class and we decided a necklace would be fun and they could keep it.
O.K. - I must be honest, a lot of this has to do with ME having "the need" to do something bright colored, polka-dotted, glittery (ya know, all the things lil' boys don't like)and besides, he's at that age when girls "are gross". Jus' kiddin' - he really likes his "girl - friends" but he doesn't want any "girlfriends".
So this is our lil' project we completed that he can share with his kindergarten "buddies" we'll call them.
You all know the recipe:
2c. all purpose flour
1c. warm water
Mix well and shape in the form of a heart with your hands. You can use cookie cutters of course - I like them kind of imperfect looking.
Be sure and make a loop out of wire and insert before baking. Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 1 hour.
We base coated ours red but of course pink would be cute or lavender. Actually you could paint them like that candy you buy that is all different pastel shades with the cute lil' words "Kiss Me", "I Luv U", "Be Mine" - but Casen said "Mom, that's embarrassing."
So I simply put some pink polka dots on there as well as the initial of each lil' girl in his class.
I clear coated with modge podge and sprinkled a lil' clear glitter on top.
So there you have it - a bowl full of fun...
...and a lil' love to boot.
Now tomorrow, I've got to come up with something for the boys - any last minute ideas?
Happy Valentines Week my friends!!!