Salt Dough Lips Pin

February 12th, 2013 posted by Amanda Formaro

Salt dough is such a fun medium. So many cute things can be made from salt dough and a little craft paint. Try these cute little lips on for size! Make them from a heart cookie cutter and a little manipulation, glue a pin on the back and you’re done!

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

red acrylic paint

pink glitter

glue

paintbrush

heart shaped cookie cutter

toothpick

pin back

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.

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

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 hearts. Use toothpick to draw lip line and to trim off bottom of heart forming the bottom lip. Make as many as you like and place onto an ungreased cookie sheet. 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 lips with one or two coats of red paint, enough to cover. Allow to dry in between coats. When dry, add a coat of pink glitter glue. Let dry completely. Glue a pin back to the back of the lips.

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Amanda Formaro (345 Posts)

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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