You will will need:
- Play-Doh (red, white, pink, and purple work well for Valentine's Day)
- Rolling pin
- Wax Paper, optional
- Heart cookie cutter
- Stamps or objects with raised designs
Directions:1. Take the play-doh out of the container and stretch and play with it until it is a little more pliable.
2. Roll flat using a rolling pin. I placed a piece wax paper down before rolling out the play-doh so that it would not stick to the surface.
3. Use the cookie cutter to cut out shapes. If it sticks to the cookie cutter, use your finger to gently poke it out.
4. Cut out a hole at the top of the heart with the straw.
5. Press objects onto heart to create designs. I used buttons, play-doh stamps, a plastic bowl, and the spiral top of my recipe card holder. Bernardo liked to use the straw to create holes all over the heart. You could also use a toothpick to gently write on LOVE.
7. Once dry, tie a ribbon through the hole. The hearts could be used as a necklace for Mom or Grandma, an embellishment for gifts, or decorations for the house. The necklace will be delicate, so it's more of a memento type of gift. However, you could place it in a mold (or a muffin tin) and cover in resin. Once the resin sets, you could attach the needed pieces to make it into a pendant and make it into a sturdier necklace.
Optional: Once the play-doh is dried, you can paint a thin layer of Mod Podge on to give a little extra shine. All of the hearts above have Mod Podge, except for the pink heart in the middle top row.