Dad Rocks Paperweight: Father’s Day Craft
Send the kids out in the yard to gather some small pebbles, or if you have pea gravel that’s perfect! Pull out some salt, flour, and water and you are ready to make this great Father’s Day gift dad will cherish.
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What you’ll need to make this Dad Rocks Paperweight
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- ¼ cup salt
- ½ cup flour
- ¼ cup water
- cookie sheet
- ½ cup pea gravel
- Preheat oven to 250 degrees F.
- Mix flour, salt, and water together in a bowl. If the dough is too sticky add small
- amounts of flour until it is doughy and pliable. Be careful not to add too much as the dough will dry out and your creation will crack.
- Shape a piece of the dough into a ball in your hands. Place the ball on the cookie sheet and flatten to about ½″ thickness.
- Carefully select pieces of pea gravel to spell out “DAD ROCKS”. Press them firmly but gently into the salt dough.
- Bake your paperweight for 2-2.5 hours until completely dry.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool before handling or removing from cookie sheet.
- Optional: You can spray your creation with acrylic sealer or paint it with a clear coat sealer.
This post was originally published on this blog on June 18, 2010.