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Keep a loved one close!
Salt dough and a little paint are all you need to make an adorable keepsake. These hearts can turn into necklaces or keychains!

Posted by Diane H. from American Fork, Utah, United States • Published See Diane H.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to sculpt a clay heart charm. Salt Dough Thumbprint Heart - Step 1
    Step 1

    Make the salt dough by mixing salt and flour. Knead dough until it reaches a playdough like consistency. Roll the dough out smooth to about 1/4"

  • How to sculpt a clay heart charm. Salt Dough Thumbprint Heart - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use your heart cookie cutter to cut out some hearts. Then, have your loved one press their thumbprint into the heart. If you're using a very small child, you could even fit two: one from each hand!

  • Step 3

    Use the straw to cut a hole in one side of the heart. You will use this as a way to put the hanger on later. Bake at 250 degrees for about 3 hours. The hearts are done when they are completely hard to the touch.

  • How to sculpt a clay heart charm. Salt Dough Thumbprint Heart - Step 4
    Step 4

    Allow the hearts to cool, then paint with your paint of choice. We used Folkart silver enamel to get a sleek metallic look. When the paint is dry, you can hang these on a keychain or a necklace chain!

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