Salt Dough Footprint Heart <3 by Kaitlynn C - Musely
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Salt Dough Footprint Heart <3

posted in Family & Kids > Parenting
  • The ingredients are simple:

    1 cup Salt

    1 cup Flour

    1/2 cup water

  • Dump them all in a bowl and mix well. (Little hands are great helpers with this!) We used a fork to mix it until it came together in a ball (below). You can judge if you think you need a little more water. It should be a similar consistency to play dough.

  • Then shape it into whatever you want, like this heart. We did one large shape so it would be more like a plaque or stepping stone, but you can make multiple smaller ones as well.

    I decided not to add any holes for hanging because I was afraid it would be too heavy, but if you'd like to hang yours, use a straw to add one or two holes near the top.

    I put the dough directly on the pan and parchment paper that I was going to bake it on.

  • Next, we put the heart on the floor and each of my daughters stepped on the one side of the heart as I gently pressed down on their foot to make an impression. Then I used the thin handle of a fork to carve their names above their footprints and the year in the center.

  • Once you're finished, it's time to bake! Bake at about 200F (or 100C) for 3 hours.

    Check to see if it's dry. If you did multiple little ones, they'll probably be done, but if you did one big one like us, then it may need a little longer. The bottom of ours was still a little moist in the center, so I turned it upside down and baked it for another hour.

  • Once it's fully cooled, you can paint it. We used a metallic purple, which dried with a nice sheen. We used foam brushes, and to get paint in all the letters, you have to dab them a bit. And I had to help make sure we got all around the edge, too. You could paint the bottom as well, if you wanted.

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