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Fingerprint Salt Dough Necklace

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Oh, I adore my boys! They’re at such fun ages. I wasn’t sure if boys would get into crafts, but mine do. This week we made salt dough together so we could create fingerprint necklaces. They LOVED getting their hands in the ooey-gooey mix and they were delighted at my invitation to leave fingerprints. They know I’m usually all about wiping fingerprints away!

Fingerprint Salt Dough Necklace

My guys are old enough to have opinions and real conversations and yet they are both still up to totally cute, little guy antics. The things they say and do have me giggling more days than not. They’re so much fun!

Johnson's Wipes

I already had the boys bathed and in their jammies when I decided to do this project with them. I thought it would be a great way to end the day and then we would finish with painting in the morning.

It was a good idea…but…a second bath for my youngest seemed like a good idea by the time we were finished!

I had just received Johnson’s® new Head-to-Toe™ Baby Cleansing Cloths to try out and this was the perfect opportunity.

Easy Hand Cleaning Wipes for Kids

The pre-moistened cloths are soft, thick and twice the size as a typical baby wipe so you get the job done quickly. You just wipe your little one down like you would with a washcloth but you don’t have to rinse and there’s no residue left. Wash and toss!  

And just like so many Johnson’s® products, they smell good! I also appreciate they’re paraben and phthalate free.

My little guy enjoys his bath time but I can imagine several scenarios when these cleansing cloths will come in handy. Boys will be boys, you know!

Recipe for Salt Dough Necklace

Homemade Salt Dough

When our necklaces were finished, the boys “wrote” letters to both of the grandmas (colored scribbles and pictures mostly but grandmas are good interpreters). They were so excited to mail their surprises to the grandmas.

Kid Friendly Salt Dough

Easy Salt Dough Recipe

Salt Dough Heart Necklace

And my husband and I were gifted with the jewels, too. I proudly wore mine all day, much to the boys’ delight. I’m thinking this will be one craft that gets tucked into my keepsake box.

Easy Keepsake Fingerprint Necklaces

How to Make Salt Dough Necklaces

Easy Homemade Salt Dough Recipe
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup hot water
  2. 1 cup salt
  3. 2 cups flour
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together until a ball of dough forms. If too dry, slowly add more liquid to get to the right consistency.
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Salt Dough Necklace
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Ingredients
  1. cookie cutter
  2. paint
  3. toothpick
  4. rolling pin
  5. necklace string/ribbon/chain
Instructions
  1. To make heart pendants, roll dough out to ¼ inch thick.
  2. Use a small heart cookie cutter to cut shape.
  3. Press child’s thumb on either side of the heart.
  4. Use a toothpick to make a small hole in the top for string.
  5. Make sure it’s big enough to slide onto the necklace string.
  6. Bake at 200 for 1-2 hours until hardened.
  7. Paint with favorite color of acrylic paint and let dry.
  8. Add desired necklace string.
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Melodee Fiske

Melodee is a mom of two energetic and independent boys who fuel her need for coffee. She is a foodie who loves creating and photography so has combined her passions to share with the world. When she’s not behind the camera, she’s giving piggy back rides, building car tracks or running to Target…again.