Valentines Decorations / December 31, 2018 / Blanche Durham
They are made with salt dough and make great sculptures to have as keepsakes. Youll need: o 2 cups of plain flour o 1 cup of salt o 1 cup of water o oven o acrylic paint o knife o board o rolling pin o paintbrushes o baking tray o pen pencil or stylus Mix the two cups of flour into a bowl with one cup of salt and one cup of water with your hands until the dough is entirely moistened and sticks together. It should be like pizza dough easy to mold. Youll see the little grains of salt in the dough dont worry thats what it should look like. Roll out the dough into a sheet about a quarter of an inch thick. Then use your stylus pen or pencil to cut out a heart shape. Set this aside and roll out the dough again to cut out some smaller heart shapes. Once you have about three heart shapes in decreasing size you can press one on top of the other. Use a little water between the layers to act as a glue or paste.
Thats all you need though to create some beautiful paper craft Valentines day decorations. Here are three project ideas for Valentines Day decorations: Project Idea #1 Gather sheets of colored construction paper; it doesnt have to be just red or pink. Use as many colors as youd like. Fold the sheets of paper into quarters and cut them up. Fold each quarter piece in half; draw a half of a heart on to each so the center of the heart is the fold. Cut each heart out and hang or tape them throughout your home similar to how paper snowflakes would be hung. The variety of colors adds a different twist to this traditional paper craft. When hanging them up consider doing so in layers or by slightly overlapping the hearts. Project Idea #2 Follow the same instructions above and set the hearts aside.
There are many ways in which you can decorate for this holiday. Of course the colors of the day include reds pinks white and other similar tones. You can even make a wide selection of these from the kids construction box. Here are some ideas to help get you started. The Bulletin Board Need to decorate a bulletin board? Fill it with flowers and hearts in the color scheme mentioned. Make sure to put a fun border around it and possibly put hearts of all shapes and sizes throughout it. Include some pictures of family members of the students in a class for a great look. You can also ad a fun saying or slogan to it. Make it something quirky like "Be My Valentine" or make it religious such as "God Is Love." In the background do something unique.