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Valentine Craft: Heart Necklace

To make this craft you will first have to make some homemade play dough. You can use this recipe to make play dough any time.

What you need:

Blue Check An adult helper
Blue Check 1 cup flour
Blue Check 2 tablespoons cream of tartar
Blue Check 1 cup water
Blue Check 1 package of unsweetened Koolaid
Blue Check 1 tablespoon oil

What you do:

1. With the help of an adult mix all the ingredients in a pot.
 
2. Cook and stir mixture over medium heat for 3-5 minutes.
 
3. Your mixture will look like a big globby mess. Don't worry.
 
4. When the mixture forms a ball in the center of the pot put it on a lightly floured surface and knead.
 
5. Be careful not to burn your hands. The mixture will be hot from cooking. Ask an adult to check the temperature of the dough and if it is too hot wait for it to cool down and then knead it.
 
6. Store your play dough in an airtight container or bag.

To make the necklace:

What you need:

Blue Check Red, pink or purple play dough
Blue Check Rolling pin or empty bottle
Blue Check Heart shaped cookie cutters
Blue Check String, ribbon or wool

What you do:

1. Roll out your pink, red or purple play dough and press out hearts using heart shaped cookie cutters.
 
2. With a pencil poke a hole in the centre of the heart near where the two humps of the heart join.
 
3. Let your heart(s) dry. 1-2 days.
 
4. Thread string, ribbon or wool through the hole and tie your necklace on.

... more Valentine fun.

 

We have lots of craft ideas for kids. Try some of these arts & crafts: Crafts, Autumn Crafts, Christmas Crafts, Earth Day Crafts, Easter Crafts, Father's Day Crafts, Halloween Crafts, Mother's Day Crafts, Spring Crafts, St. Patrick's Day Crafts, Summer Crafts, Thanksgiving Crafts & Valentine's Crafts. These activities for children will provide hours of fun.

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