Toddler Tuesday + Valentine’s Craft

Toddler Tuesday + Valentine’s Craft

Welcome to Toddler Tuesday folks! In case you missed it last week, I decided to do a Toddler Tuesday link up party where others can join in to share kiddo stories, happenings, problems etc.  If you’re interested in joining up, here’s the details.

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Toddler Tuesday

Life with kids is a whole lot of fun!  As parents, we’ve always got stories to share, milestones to list, or problems to conquer.  Toddler Tuesdays is a place to share whatever is going on in your child’s life.  Got teething woes, link up!  Funny potty story, link up!  Anything child related goes.

Rules –

  • Do not judge.  Everyone has their own parenting style and judging is not allowed.
  • Do not compare.  If there’s one major thing I’ve learned from being a mom it’s that every child is different.
  • Brag a little, it’s okay to be proud of your kids and this is the place to do it!

For today’s Toddler Tuesday edition, I’ll be sharing a pretty easy Valentines craft that the Love Nugget and I made last week.  We were supposed to have a little Valentine’s party today at our house but since I’m sick and the Love Nugget is still getting over his cold, we had to cancel 🙁  Hopefully we’re better soon so we can reschedule! We miss our friends! I wanted to come up with a fun craft/Valentine’s gift that the kids could do at the party.  Over Christmas, the Love Nugget and I made some really simple salt dough ornaments.  So I decided to use the same salt dough recipe to make heart magnets!

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Salt Dough Recipe

1 cup all-purpose flour + more for rolling out dough

1 cup table salt

1/2 cup water

Mix flour and salt together then slowly add in water.  If the mixture is too sticky, add a little more flour.  If it’s too dry, add a little more water.  Once you have a dough formed, remove from the bowl and lightly knead on a floured surface.  Roll into a ball then roll out into a flat 1/4 inch thick disk.  Cut out desired shapes.  We used two different sized heart cookie cutters and I added a little extra by stamping LOVE into the larger hearts.

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Then, place onto an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake in an oven heated to 250 degrees for 1 1/2 – 2 hours. or until hardened.  Allow to cool for several hours or over night.

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One the hearts are dry, paint away!

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Any type of paint will work here and I’m not exactly sure what the brand is that I used since it came in a pack of several different colors.

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Being the control freak that I am, I only wanted The Love Nugget to use Red and Pink.  Of coarse, he wanted to use all the colors but I managed to keep him going with the red and pink until we finished a few.

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We also had a clear glitter paint that we painted over them once they were dry.  Then, I put a Modge podge coat over them to seal the paint on and hot glued a large magnet to the back of each heart.

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The end result was a cute magnet that you can gift to others or keep all to yourself 🙂

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Your turn!  Join in on the fun!  It doesn’t have to be a craft just anything child related!

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Comments

  1. That craft is adorable. I love it. I think I am going to give it a go with the girls tomorrow. 🙂 Thanks!

  2. We may have to borrow that I idea for a little craft fun this afternoon!

  3. Thanks for hosting the link up again! I love the magnet idea. I’m going to have to do that with Keenan…maybe for Easter?! I’ll be pinning it!

  4. Aww, he is so good with the paint. Lots of concentration.

  5. Love the magnet idea! I think this is on our agenda for Friday!