The best gifts for mothers, grandmothers, aunts, and more is one that is handmade and comes from the heart. This neat little salt dough craft lets your loved one know how much you love them. The recipe is quite simple:
- 1 cup flour
- 1cup salt
- 1/2 cup water
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and add water as needed until the dough feels like play dough. Roll out with a rolling pin and cut out with desired shapes. We used the bear and one heart per child. Have your children/child make a thumbprint in the center of the heart. Use a toothpick or pencil to create holes to thread the pieces together once they are cooked. Cook at 200 degrees Fahrenheit for 2 hours or until dried completely and hardened. You can paint when cool if you like, I like the way it looks though.
If you used a bear you can use the phrase "We love you beary much" or use your own adorable saying to melt the heart of your loved one. I wrote the names of each child right next to the coordinating thumbprint. Tie each piece together so it can hang as a single piece. Now Grandma has an adorable keepsake.