Salt Dough Sport Magnets

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Designed by Amanda Formaro

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If the Dad in your child’s life is a sports nut, these magnets made from salt dough are a perfect gift for Father’s Day. Simple instructions and easy to decorate you can make extras for Grandpa too!

You will need

salt dough recipe (below)

acrylic paint in orange and white

red Sharpie marker

black Sharpie marker

round magnets, one for each

white craft glue

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we’d love to see it! Just send your photos and comments to the editor and it may get published on our Facebook fan page !

What you do

Salt Dough Recipe

1 part salt

2 parts flour

1 part water

IMPORTANT NOTE:

This recipe for salt dough makes as much or as little as you choose. For a large batch use “cup” in place of “part” in the recipe. For a small batch reduce in half or a third. Preheat oven to 250 F. Mix together, salt, flour, and water until a dough is formed. Knead the dough on a floured surface until the mixture is elastic and smooth. If dough is too sticky, sprinkle with flour, continue to do so until stickiness is gone. BE CAREFUL. Do not add too much flour, this will dry out the dough and will cause it to crack before you get a chance to bake it. THIS DOUGH IS NOT EDIBLE, though it won’t hurt you or your kids, it just won’t taste very good!

If you make this project

we’d love to see it! Just send your photos and comments to the editor and it may get published on our Facebook fan page !

What you do

// Roll dough into balls. Flatten balls on cookie sheet and place in the oven. Bake for 2.5 hours. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely on cookie sheet. When completely cool, paint with orange paint for a basketball and white paint for a baseball. Let the paint dry completely. Turn over and paint the back side and allow to dry completely. Turn over to front and use Sharpie markers to draw on lines or stitches. Turn over to back and glue on a magnet. Let glue dry completely.

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Amanda Formaro is a freelance writer, editor, craft designer, and recipe developer. She loves multi-tasking and has been writing and working on the Internet since 1997. You can find her at AmandaFormaro.com. You’ll find her craft projects at CraftsbyAmanda.com and her recipes on AmandasCookin.com.


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