I'm sure most of you have done salt dough ornaments with your kids already. For us it was the first time and we made scented salt dough hearts for Valentine's day - and they loved it, oh, the loved it! It looks like one of their most favourite crafts so far. The baked hearts can be used as decoration or a Valentine's Day gift. They smell lovely.
Why? They enjoyed the kneading, adding the spices and lavender and cutting out the shapes. We didn't bake all of the dough. They were playing being cooks with the rest of it and were allowed to add as much (almost) spices as they wished and whatever kind (almost) of spices they wished. You should see their surprised faces: can I really add this much cinnamon? After that they played with the baked heart ornaments - they were pretending they were the diamonds. I supposed they look as nice :)
They got dirty, there is evidence on the pictures - but it was worth it!
How did we make it?
1/2 cup of salt
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of water
Mix salt and flour, do not add all the water at once just see how much you will need. Add some spices to the dough, cut out your shapes and put into the oven for 1 hour at 100 C.
I made holes in the salt dough using a straw before putting it into the oven to be able to hang them up later as a decoration.
It looks very nice on a ribbon.