Play-Doh Valentines: Crafts that kids of any age can make for school

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Instead of buying the typical branded cards or generic heart-shaped lollipops, why not make a special gift your child’s friends can play with past the big day? Mini tubs of Play-Doh are so cute to hand out to classmates, but expensive to buy in stores. Here’s how you can make your own Play-Doh Valentines without going over your budget.

Supplies:

2 cups plain flour

1 cup salt

2 cups water

2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tsp cream of tartar

Food coloring

Plastic containers with lids (I got my heart-shaped ones from the dollar store)

Instructions:

Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a medium to large pan over low heat.

Step 2: Stir – it’s a good arm workout!

Step 3: Add food coloring and continue to stir until mixture solidifies and leaves the sides of the pan.

Step 4: Remove from heat. Wait a couple of minutes to cool, then knead in more coloring thoroughly, and allow to cool about an hour on the counter, or a half hour in the fridge covered in saran wrap.

Step 5: Place a little dough in each container and seal.

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