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Valentine’s Gifts: Fridge Magnets

| January 9, 2014 | 13 Comments


31 Days of Love

The 31 Days of Love series contines. We have brought you fabulous Valentines Cards and now we are looking at a great set of Valentines Gifts that kids can make. Today Amy from The Connection We Share shows us her adorable Salt Dough magnets, I think I would enjoy getting these for Mother’s Day too!

Gifts for Kids To MakeHi Red Ted Art readers! I’m Amy and I’m a tea lover, chocolate eater and a kale chip maker. I blog over at The Connection We Share and share things that help us connect and bond with the people we love. Whether it be a doing a diy craft or baking yummy cookies or doing Kiwi Crate craft kits because we simply are too busy and tired to put together a diy craft, all these activities help us spend quality time with our children and be present with them.

All you parents who have other children are going to laugh at me when I say this but I’m actually REALLY excited about this Valentines Day. Why? Because it’s my daughter’s first year in preschool so it’s our first time giving out Valentine gifts!

The little girl has more than 25 friends at her school and we also have to make some for family so I have to pick a craft that we can mass produce that is also cost effective.

These little salt dough heart magnets are super easy to make and cost less than $3 for 30 magnets. Win!

Gifts Kids Can Make - Salt dough hearts

We started off with this basic salt dough recipe  and added a tablespoon of red glitter to make it sparkly. Since I love the colour and the naturalness of uncoloured salt dough, we left it uncoloured.

After the ball of dough is formed, we rolled it out to 0.5mm (3/16”) thickness and cut out a bunch of circles with cookie cutters.

Next we stamped some hearts onto the dough with an archival dye ink stamp pad.

After the hearts are stamped, you could either let them air dry (which will take a few days) or you could bake it in the oven at 100C for 3-4 hours. Either way, make sure to turn the hearts once in a while so they dry evenly on both sides.

When the circles are completely dry, glue on the magnets to the back and voila!


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Category: Gifts That Kids Can Make, Guest Post, Mothers Day, Valentines

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  1. Mammasaurus says:

    So very pretty – I love them x

  2. Thank you so much for the feature!

  3. Pinkoddy says:

    I really need to make salt dough – what a beautiful idea to stamp hearts into them.

  4. Those are a beautiful gift! Simple and adorable!

  5. Urmila says:

    Where do you get the magnets? Thanks, this is a fun craft.

  6. Alicia says:

    What kind of glue did you use?

  7. Christie says:

    Did you use a rubber stamp?

  8. What a beautiful little project. I stumbled upon it, and fell head over heals in love with it, then realized it was made by Amy, who I’ve met in real life. :) It made me love it even more.

    I did a roundup of Handmade Candy Free Valentine Ideas Kids Will Love and included your project in it! I’d love for you to take a peek and share if you think it’s a fit for your audience. :)

    Happy Valentine’s Day!


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