by craftbits (shellie wilson)
This Valentine's day craft project shows you how to make a jar of decorative hugs and kisses.
What you need
Pink and Red Acrylic paints Decorative Jar with lid (cork or screw)
For Baking Dough you will need:
3 1/2 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
1 1/2 - 2 cups of water
Start by mixing your dry dough ingredients with a small amount of water. Your dough needs to be moist but not stick to your hands. Knead the dough until it is a soft smooth ball.
Roll out your dough and using a sharp knife or a heart shaped cookie cutter cut 3- 4 hearts out of the dough (make sure they are small enough to fit into your Jar bottle).
Set the hearts down onto a lined baking tray and proceed to cut out some X’s for Kisses.
You can make a long roll of dough and cut it into lengths to form a cross.
Place these onto the baking tray and place into a pre- heated oven (around 200’C) until the shapes are hard and golden.
Allow the shapes to cool.
Paint them using the acrylic paints.
We painted ours pink for the hearts and red for the kisses.
Once the paint has dried, place them into the jar and secure the lid.
It would be nice to tie a nice big bow of ribbon around the lid along with a small gift card saying “Love and Kisses” On Valentine’s Day.
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