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How to whiten salt dough
In this step-by-step tutorial Domestically Blissful will teach you how to make gorgeous salt dough ornaments in snow white with a simple and easy trick! Salt dough ornaments are the sweetest little homemade gift! You can make them for the whole family or classroom with hardly any effort! Salt dough ornaments are quick and easy to make and they last forever. You could make them for your family, the classroom, coworkers .. you name it! And your limitations are only set by the cookie cutters you own. If you want to take it one step further, you can even personalize the ornaments for the recipient!
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Pumpkin handprint and photo keepsake with salt dough
We love keepsakes! What's better than a super inexpensive but still cute salt dough handprint keepsake, to preserve the sweet memories? This month’s handprint and photo keepsake is a pumpkin one by Teach Me Mommy! This super cute pumpkin keepsake is not just only easy to make but almost costs nothing! Because salt-dough is made from simple household items: salt, flour and water! And that's it! The salt-dough is safe for very small children: you can create baby hand and footprint keepsakes as well. Get the recipe and tutorial at teach-me-mommy.com:
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Salt dough mitten ornament with baby handprints - keepsake
Little hands are so sweet! I wish they could stay that little for longer. One way to capture the precious memory of their tiny hand is to make a cute mitten Cristmas ornament keepsake. Every year at Christmas you will be reminded of how little they were. In this post, she will share with us a simple salt dough handprint mitten ornament tutorial plus an easy recipe! Keepsakes are always the best craft projects if you have kids, because this way you can make gorgeous decors and preserve the sweetest memories at the same time! You can use this cute mitten ornament to decorate your tree at Christmas or you can gift it to the family members!
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Adorable plomer clay Santa with his reindeers (step-by-step tutorial)
These super cute Santa and reindeer figurines can be easily made with any soft, clay materials such as: polimer clays, play-doh, pre colored salt-dough and baking soda clays, or even with fondant! You can make them as cute decors in your Christmas cake, Christmas table or you can gift them as keychains because they're so adorable everyone will love them in any form! In this nice polimer clay blog you can find a free step-by-step picture tutorial on how to make them. This clay/fondant project doesn't require special equipments because the Santa and the reindeers are only consists of simple base shapes!
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Paw print salt dough ornaments
Are you looking for an easy Christmas craft with pets that can be a gorgeous decoration and a sweet keepsake at the same time? Try these paw print salt dough ornaments! It’s such an awesome keepsake to be able to pull out each year to hang on the Christmas tree! You can make these paw print ornaments in any style you like to match your pup’s colouring and personality! You can make the paw print salt-dough ornaments in any size and with all kind of pets! (Even birds,reptiles and small mammals can help you to create some awsome ornaments and keepsakes just let them walk trough the fresh and soft dough)
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DIY Clay footprint bowl keepsake
Children grow far too quickly, so it is always nice to make a few DIY keepsakes along the way! We totally love today's craft:this lovely clay footprint bowl keepsake by Messy Little Monster ! You can treasure how small your babies or toddlers feet are with this cute keepsake ,which also doubles up as a beautiful kid made gift for family. These DIY clay bowls  would make the perfect homemade gift idea for parents or grandparents.
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How to make fantasy dragon eggs - kids craft idea
What would dragon eggs look like? Adventure in a box decided that they must be encrusted with jewels and precious stones from dragon’s treasury. Of course,you need to make dragon eggs with the kids, just in case a baby dragon might hatch out of one! You can use air dry clay to create the dragon eggs or simply use it's super cheap alternative: the salt-dough! These dragon eggs can be perfect art projects for the kids in the classroom! Put your dragon eggs in a basket and voilá' you have a fun Easter decor! (Or gift!)
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DIY Montessori sugar writing tray - fun learning toy for kids
If your toddler is really into learning and drawing letters, and loves to practice them over and over you will love this super easy , inexpensive DIY Montessori learning toy! She decided to use an old toy packaging box to make a tray to write their letters in sugar. This DIY Montessori toy allows your child to practice writing, improve their fine motor coordination, while having a tactile sensory experience. The writing tray is so easy to put together, and most likely you have all of the supplies already.
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DIY colorful sand decor - homemade rainbow salt
This fun rainbow salt jar by Flax And Twine will be one of your favorite craft project of all time! We love the process of making this gorgeous colorful decor sand and the way the colors looks next to each other!  This colorful salt sand project is absolutely suitable for kids of all ages (with a little help).Get the tutorial at flaxandtwine.com, create your own frugal decor sand in rainbow colors and choose a nice glass vase or bottle to display it:
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How to make paper clay from newspaper (paper clay recipe)
We fall in love with this super quick and super cheap homemade paper clay! DIY paper clay is different from paper mache in that you create a clay like mass , instead of using paper mache paste and strips of paper. You can make this paper clay using shredded paper or newspapers. watch this nice and easy video paper clay making tutorial by RedTedArt and learn how to make your very own frugal paper clay !
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Easy DIY Christmas decor ( candle holder) from mason jar & salt
One of or favorite holiday decorating projects is this super easy to make and budget friendly DIY snowy mason jar luminary. These are perfect for decorating your Winter / Christmas mantle, dining table or front porch.Crystal decorated her snowy jars with a piece of faux greenery with tiny berries and a twine bow. Then added a battery-operated tea light inside. We love the way they glow! Besides of this winter luminary is super gorgeous it's also super inexpensive and easy to make! This winter craft project is suitable for kids of all ages.
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DIY stamped salt dough Christmas tree ornament
Say Not Sweet Anne is here to show you a quick and easy Christmas craft idea that can be used in so many ways over the holidays: stamped salt dough Christmas tree ornaments ! Salt dough is a tried and true kid friendly craft that has been reincarnated into hundreds of different projects. And really- it is a dough. So, why not roll and cut it out with cookie cutters? Visit saynotsweetanne.com and learn how to make them unique, and original; not just another salt dough ornament :
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DIY Peppermint bath salt - last minute Christmas gift idea
This peppermint bath salt by Crafts by Amanda is super easy to make and it makes a cute gift for anyone on your holiday gift-giving list. Follow Amanda's step-by-step tutorial and create your own peppermint bath salt in just a few minutes! Everyone will love the sweet peppermint scen t when they use these fragrant bath salts. The bath salts themselves have just four ingredients and you may even have the supplies you need on hand. Mixing them together and adding them to the jar takes no more than 10 minutes.
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DIY Valentine's salt dough heart ornament
These salt dough heart ornaments by The Best Ides For Kids is just a perfect Valentine’s day or Mother’s day gift. You can even save them to give as lovely Christmas gifts. If you don't want to make hearts for Valentine's day you can turn them into pretty fridge magnets or just create a few darling paperweights. The kids will love painting and decorating their own salt dough hearts. This salt dough craft is suitable for kids of all ages and the finished photo ornaments make such darling keepsake gifts for every special occasion!
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DIY Margarita body scrub (body scrub recipe)
Homemade body scrubs are super simple to make, cost-efficient, chemical free, effective at exfoliating your skin and leaving you feeling pampered as the scrubs you can buy at fancy beauty stores! This time The Sweetest Occasion will teach you how to make your very own margarita body scrub ! We bet that you have everything you need at home to transform your bathroom into a tropical vacation. ( All of the ingredients are super simple: you can grab them at the grocery store or find in your pantry and you don’t have to be crafty to make a body scrub. ) Get the recipe and make your margarita body scrub today:
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Easy and quick DIY bath bombs - last minute spa gift idea
There is something incredibly relaxing about a warm bath, and these homemade bath bombs take the relaxation up a notch! Interested in learning how to make DIY bath bombs ? Read this step-by-step bath bomb making tutorial by BornToDIY and learn the how-tos ! This easy step-by-step DIY tutorial makes bath bombs easy to make at home. We love making bath bombs in various scents when it comes to DIY gift giving ideas or easy crafts for teens to make and sell. Bath bombs are such a fun luxury and so simple ( and frugal ) to make! Made from nourishing epsom salt, alkalizing baking soda, and fizzing citric acid with nourishing coconut oil and essential oils. Get the diy bath bomb recipe and let's get crafting:
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DIY Bath tea - all natural skin care (bath tea recipe)
DIY Bath tea will be your evening soak's new best friend because homemade bath tea is the easiest way to transform your evening bath into an all-natural spa situation. More glamorous than your regular bathwater, and even better for your skin & health than your daily dose of tea! Bath tea is pretty much what its name says: a cotton cloth bag filled with various herbs, flowers, salts, powdered milk, and many other skin soothing natural ingredients. Simply fill a bag with your bath tea, tie it, and hook over your hot tap while you run your bath, as usual, letting the water flow through the tea bag to create an indulgent bespoke soak.
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