|Glitter salt dough, cookie cutters, and tea lights are all you|
need to make this easy and economical craft for Mothers Day.
The basic recipe for one pound of salt dough is:
1 cup of flour
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of salt
1/2 cup of warm water
2 1/2 - 3 tablespoons of glitter
a small amount of Wilton gel food coloring in the desired color
Extra Item1 can of clear spray paint
Salt Dough Directions
- Place the flour, salt, and glitter in a bowl.
- Stir until well blended.
- Add the warm water
- Stir with a sturdy spoon until the dough begins to cling together.
- Knead the dough by hand until it forms a ball.
- If the dough is sticky, add a small amount of flour to the bowl and knead it into the dough.
- Continue to do this until the dough is no longer sticky.
- Divide dough into four balls.
- Flatten the balls slightly and add desired amount of gel food coloring to each ball.
- Fold the dough over on itself and knead the color into the dough.
- This makes four 1/4 pound balls, or enough to make 8 - three or four inch tea light holders.
Tea Light Directions
- Begin with a two ounce ball of one color. (Slightly larger than a golf ball)
- I flattened the ball into a disc that was a little larger than the cookie cutter I wanted to use.
- Then I added designs with two contrasting colors before cutting the dough into the desired shape with a cookie cutter.
- Center a tea light over the dough and press it into the dough.
- Wiggle gently until a well is created for the tea light to sit in. Remove the tea light.
- Bake at 200 to 250 degrees Fahrenheit for two to three hours.
- Let tea lights cool.
- Spray a light coat of clear paint onto the tea lights to help keep the glitter from "shedding".
- Your beautiful tea lights are finished.
For a look at painted holders go on over to Life as a Mom and see Janel's tutorial.