Make Playdough Hearts. - The Magic Onions

Make Playdough Hearts.

Valentine crafts are going on at full swing here… I have a little girl who LOVES hearts. Today we made Valentine hearts with playdough. If you haven’t made home-made playdough yet, give it a try as it’s wonderful stuff… so much better than the store-bought version.
K rolled the playdough into little balls and then made hearts from them.

We lined all the hearts up and they looked so sweet that a few little creatures just had to have a play.
With a skewer, we gave each heart a hole for hanging…
And then we put the playdough hearts in the oven to harden. We left them in the oven for about 1 hour at a low temperature of about 250 F. If they still feel a little squishy after an hour, leave them for longer.
After they had cooled, we found our RED and PINK paint to paint them with.
Mr T joined in here as he loves to paint.
He likes to add all available colors and his hearts became an, um, ‘lovely’ reddy pink. And the boy made the customary mess with paint on the table, floor, wall, his hands and even his nose. His sister found this very funny indeed!
We left our hearts to dry.
And then threaded twine through the holes we had made. Don’t they look pretty?
They are hanging on our Armoire… doesn’t that mean love?
Blessings and magic.
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Donni Webber is the mom behind the popular natural living Waldorf website and blog, The Magic Onions - where the magic of nature and the wonder of childhood collide to make each moment a precious gift. She is a photographer, writer, crafter, wife and mother of two inspiring young children. Her work has been featured in many popular publications, including HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, Disney and Apartment Therapy.

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  1. They did a great job — I love those colorful little hearts decorating your amoire. Will have to do this with my kiddos, they loved it the last time I made your play dough.

  2. Just lovely… we’ve been making homemade playdough for some time now, but I haven’t tried drying it out (on purpose, that is!) thank you for sharing this wonderful idea.

  3. What great fun and creativity!

  4. these are very sweet :-)

  5. Another fun, sweet craft for the little ones, Donni! love, Beth

  6. what a great idea – we’ve made playdough in the past but i’ve never thought of hardening it off like that and painting it afterwards, only colouring it before playing – I like the idea of a two stage process, particularly for my older son who is now of an age that a “project” is more appealing – this is ideal for us, as my younger daughter will enjoy the playdough and painting stages and my son will enjoy the full process and creation of a finished result. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

  7. I meant to say – inspired by your recipe, we made Honey Muffins at the weekend – I tinkered a bit and added some cranberries, just because we happened to have some handy – they were delicious, and much enjoyed by the children – so much so that we also made and donated some to a bake sale in aid of Haiti – so, once again, thanks for the inspiration. It was the first time I’ve ever baked a sugar free cake recipe and I was most impressed, and it felt really good knowing the children were having a treat but one that was ‘healthy’ too – I’m learning so much from reading your posts! x

  8. I love those! thanks for the great idea!

  9. Those are beautiful decoration.

  10. I LOVE this!

  11. These are awesome!!!! Gonna try this with the kids. Thanks again for the inspiration :)

  12. Thanks for this beautiful idea! I have thought about sharing it with my readers and I hope you are not sorry if I have inserted her in my post of S. Valentine ( If you had to not make you like I will handle to remove the link to your blog. Regards, Beta

  13. Anonymous says:

    i cant wait to try this w/ my little girl! what a great idea.

  14. These are truely adorable. Thanks for sharing…..

  15. Thank you so much for the inspiration. We had a couple of snow days and used this idea to make ornaments to pass out to my daughter’s classmates. Love your playdough recipe too!

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