Dad Rocks Paperweight by Amanda Formaro
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Dad Rocks Paperweight: Father's Day Craft

Make dad a fun salt dough paperweight for Father's Day!
Author: Amanda Formaro


  • ¼ cup salt
  • ½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup water
  • bowl
  • 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.