Primitive Heart Ornaments

  This week the kiddos and I decided to pull out an old craft and have some fun. I admit, with school just around the corner and having gone from working part-time to full-time, I’ve been soaking up all the time I can on the weekends with the kiddos.

We usually do this craft around christmas, but hey there is nothing more fun than making cookies you can paint, right?

We got the salt dough recipe here, at’s section for Stay at Home Parents.

Basically, you just need 1 cup of salt and 3 cups of flour.  You’ll dissolve the cup of salt in 1 1/4 cup of water. I use warm water, the salt dissolves faster. Then you just work in your flour and knead until smooth.

We used cookie cutters to create our hearts, but you can also mold it and shape it however you choose. When your done, just bake in the oven at 200 degrees (f) until they’re rock hard.

When they’re cool, you can use regular acrylic paint to decorate your ornaments.

For these primitive heart ornaments I tore strips of gingham fabric to make the ties.

What I love about this craft is that it’s simple, inexpensive, and makes great gifts for the holidays. I’ve been looking for the recipe to add the cinnamon to these and just place in bowls. I love the scent of cinnamon and apple don’t you?



Daughter of a dairy farmer, this crafty mom has a heart for all things handmade. When she's not writing or crafting, you can find her creating memories with her family.

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One comment on “Primitive Heart Ornaments
  1. gold price says:

    You will need:1/3 cups table salt1/2 cup watera fine paintbrush or cotton swabwhite papera pencil or piece of coloured chalkHave an adult heat the water in a pot until it begins to boil. Add the salt slowly, stirring it in until it no longer dissolves. Remove it from the heat. Paint this onto your white paper while it is still warm, creating you mystery picture. Let dry. To reveal the picture, take a pencil and lightly rub it over the picture. The graphite (or chalk) will stick more to the rough surface where you painted than to the plain paper and your mystery picture will be revealed.

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