Father’s Day is right around the corner, and I bet some of you will be scrambling at the last minute for something to do from the kids. Instead of stressing out at the mall, have the little ones make daddy a paper weight for his desk.
Salt dough projects are the best kind. They’re fast, easy and you don’t even make a mess.
You’ll find all the ingredients in your pantry.
- ¼ cup salt
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ cup water
- Small pebbles or stones (I hope you don’t find those in your pantry!)
Mix the salt and flour in a small bowl. Slowly add the water while you’re mixing. I probably used only 1/8 of a cup. You don’t want sticky dough.
When thoroughly mixed, roll into a ball and place on a cookie sheet. Have the kids flatten it with their hands. I think fingerprints add to the charm.
“Draw” a heart or any design by gently pushing little stones into the dough.
Heat the oven to its lowest temperature – 200 degrees. Bake for 1-1 ½ hours. It should be dried out, but not too cracked.
Give it to dad as is, or have the kids add color with paint or makers. Spray it with sealer to make it last.What dad doesn’t love a gift made from the heart?