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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Father's Day Dad Rocks Paperweight Craft 1

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This Father's Day "Dad Rocks" paperweight is made from salt dough and pebbles. A natural looking gift creation for Dad's special day.

Materials:

  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • bowl
  • cookie sheet
  • oven
  • pea gravel or small pebbles

Directions:

  1. Make salt dough by mixing  flour, salt, and water in a bowl. Add more flour as necessary. It shouldn't be too sticky or dry.
  2. Mold salt dough with your hands, knead a few times. Place onto a cookie sheet.
  3. Flatten out and press small stones into the salt dough that spell "Dad Rocks".
  4. Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
  5. Place cookie sheet in oven and bake for 2-.5 hours until dry.
  6. Remove cookie sheet from the oven and allow to cool completely before removing from the cookie sheet.
  7. If desired, brush your paperweight with an acrylic sealer or coat sealer.
 Source: Tip Junkie

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