Make beautiful Salt Dough necklace with your kids. This Mother’s day craft is perfect to make with your kids at home or if you are a teacher, in your classroom.
This cute keepsake can be made by toddlers, preschoolers kids in kindergarten and older kids.
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Already planning your Mother’s day crafts for you kids to make? Need something that’s easy to do and won’t cost you a fortune?
Salt dough is really inexpensive and oh so versatile! Just check these salt dough handprint candle holders. Those are a wonderful kid made gift, as well as this adorable necklace that we are sharing with you today!
How to Make Fingerprint Flower Salt Dough Necklace
What you need:
- saltdough or air dry clay (you can read our tips and tricks for making the best salt dough ever)
- circle cookie cutter
- string to hang
Step by Step
Make salt dough – you can follow use our salt dough recipe.
Roll a small portion of salt dough into a ball.
Using a rolling pin or cup, roll the dough out until it is about 1/4- 1/2 inch thick.
Use a circle cookie cutter to cut circles from the dough. Place the circles on wax paper.
Lightly press the tips of your fingers into the dough in a circular pattern, like flower petals. This will leave a slight impression so you know where to place finger prints when painting later.
Bake, air dry or use a microwave oven to dry. Microwave on high for 10 seconds, then 20 seconds. Heat for 20 seconds at a time until dough hardens. Let cool completely.
Paint the whole circle white first (this will help the colors stand out). Squeeze a small amount of paint onto a paper plate or palette.
Dip finger tips into the paint and press down on the dough where you made the impressions the first time.
Allow to dry , thread a piece of string or twine through to hang.
Spray with acrylic to make it shine and last longer!