Salt Dough Flower Magnet

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Spring is here! As April showers move in, may flowers will sprout. No need to wait for your own flowers, make some that will last all year long. Choose whatever colors you like and make an entire garden for your fridge!

Hint:

This is a very fun gift to give to teachers!

You will need

1 cup salt

2 cups all purpose flour

1 cup water purple and light blue

acrylic paint

paintbrush

flower shaped cookie cutter

magnet

white craft glue or hot glue

IMPORTANT NOTE: This recipe for salt dough makes a lot of projects. If you only plan on making a few, cut this recipe into fourths or in half. //

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What you do

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! Roll dough flat with a rolling pin, about 1/4″ – 1/2″ thick. Use cookie cutter to cut out flowers. Roll a small piece of dough into a ball and flatten onto the center of the flower cut out. Bake for approximately 2 – 2.5 hours. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. For best results, allow to cool and dry overnight, or for at least 4 hours. Paint flower with one or two coats of purple paint, then paint center of flower wih light blue. Let dry completely. Glue a magnet to the back of the flower.

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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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