This is a really simple little valentine’s gift that is definitely easy enough for you to do with your kiddo, and quick enough that even young ones won’t get distracted. And as a bonus your more than likely to have everything you need in the house already.

To make these salt dough glitter hearts you will need…

For the salt dough:

Half a cup of water

1 cup of flour

1 cup of salt

Glitter – we used chunky glitter but fine stuff would work just as well.

Heart shaped cookie cutters

Badge backs or magnets

Glue

Twine

Step 1.

Make the salt dough.

Just dump all the ingredients into a mixing bowl and mix it up with your hands.

Then add in your chosen glitter, we just kept sprinkling it in and mixing it up until it looked like enough.

Then onto a clean surface roll out your dough to about ½ cm thick and using your cookie cutters stamp out your shapes and place onto a baking tray.

If you didn’t have heart shaped cutters I’m sure you could freehand this easily enough.

If you want to string them with twine don’t forget to make a little hole in the heart before you bake them.

Then bake your salt dough hearts at around 110°C/225°F/Gas Mark ¼ for 2-3 hours or until they are hard and completely dry. You can air dry them but it takes around 48 hours.

Once dry you can glue on a badge backing or magnet or string through your twine.

Ready to hang as decorations or give away for Valentines Day.