Beautiful salt dough heart bunting

 

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We’ve used simple salt dough which is a really versatile homemade craft product to create this beautiful salt dough heart bunting.  A brilliant craft to tie into celebrating Valentine’s  Day or just to create a pretty and unique string of bunting perfect for hanging in the bedroom.

To make the salt dough heart bunting you’ll need to three craft sessions of around 30 – 60 minutes each.

What you need:

  • Salt dough recipe 1 cup plain flour to 1/2 cup table salt to 1/2 cup cold water per batch.
  • Love heart shaped cookie cutter
  • Rolling pin
  • Small stick to make the hanging holes
  • Poster paints for decorating the love hearts
  • Ribbon to thread the love hearts onto.

What you do – session 1:

  • Make up the salt dough – simply add the flour and salt to a mixing bowl and stir, pour in the water and mix well with a spoon. Then get your hands into the bowl and pull it all together and knead into a nice pliable dough.

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  • Roll out the dough using the rolling pin until it’s around 1 – 1.5cm thick.
  • Cut out love heart shapes with the cookie cutter and place on a baking sheet.
  • Poke a hole in the top of the love hearts with the stick so that you can easily thread the ribbon later.
  • Bake the salt dough love hearts at 180C for around 10 – 20 minutes (slightly longer if the ornaments are thicker) the ornaments need to be baked until dry but don’t burn them!
  • Leave until completely cool.

What you do – session 2:

  • Once the ornaments are dry and cool your can then decorate them. Be as simple or elaborate as you like – let the kids express themselves.
  • Once painted let the hearts dry thoroughly then paint the other side of the love hearts and allow to dry.

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What you do – session 3:

  • When the paint has dried you can then thread them onto string or ribbon.

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The bunting looks very pretty hung in the bedroom.

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