We love her Valentine's Salt Dough Hearts.
Here's Taryn with the recipe and her amazing pics.
First I made the Salt Dough. To make Salt Dough you will need flour, salt, water, a mixing spoon, mixing bowl, rolling pin, heart shaped cookie cutter, something to make the holes in the dough before baking (I used a chopstick, it was the perfect size).
My helper and I mixed 1 cup flour, 1/2 cup salt, and 1/2 cup warm water.
Make sure and mix well.
We then moved the hearts onto a cookie sheet and used a chop stick to make one hole or two depending on what you'll be doing with them after.
The single holed cookies I am using for my son's pre-school valentine's party. I am going to let the kids paint the hearts and then add a yarn string so that they can wear them or hang them.
I decided to add a second hole to some for my own family. I had each member of my family decorate one heart and then they strung them with a scrap of jute twine I had at home. It made for a simple, personalized Valentines decoration.
*I have also used this craft idea with dinosaur cookie cutters for my son's birthday decorations. You can see them on my family blog here and here.