play dough necklaces and tags

I posted about these little play dough heart tags in my last post. They are super simple and fun to make.

You can even make them into necklaces!

Make them by rolling out the play dough to an even depth and then cut out a heart with a cookie cutter.

Then, with a toothpick, poke a hole for the embroidery floss to go through and spell out a name or initial.

Then put them in the oven until they are not soft anymore at 250F. It took a very long time for ours to dry out--like 3 hours. I guess you can up the temp if you wanted to. We baked ours on a Silpat liner (love them--even the generics are great!) 
Silpat Silicone Cookie Sheet Liners

Then just string them on some embroidery floss or other thread or ribbon. I needed an embroidery needle for some of them.

Next I added some punch outs of hearts and birds (and an initial, see up top) and Mod Podge'd over the entire heart a few times. You can design something for the other side of the heart (where you used a toothpick to write out letters.) This makes them more durable and keeps the punch out designs on.  

 Of course I made one with my valentine's and my initials too...
This would be a great gift for kids to bring to their classmates instead of candy when passing out Valentine's this year! Fun, easy and the kids can make them!

1 comment:

  1. Visiting from The Shabby Nest. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing.


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