Turn Vacation Souvenirs into Salt Dough Stepping Stone Keepsakes
I’m back with another fun craft inspired by Family Fun Magazine. A few months ago I shared the Fruity Yogurt Discs. Today, the little one and I are making these fun stepping stones. For those of you who are sea shell collectors, there are probably times that you return from the beach with bags of broken shells and other stuff the kiddos insisted on “collecting”. If you’ve ever wondered what to do with them, here’s one idea- turn them into a stepping stone keepsake.
Skill: Beginner (appropriate for children)
Paint for tinting (if desired)
Shells or stones
The Family Fun Magazine gives an awesome recipe that involves salt dough recipe that involves mixing 3 cups flour, 1 cup salt, and 1 1/4 cup water. Knead the dough until soft. Divide the dough into three balls of the same size. At this point, you can add acrylic paint to give the salt dough color. As an alternative, you can also add a colored spice (like cinnamon). Knead the color into the dough.
Press into 6 inch circles on greased aluminum foil. Press your stones or sea shells into the dough.
Bake for 2 hours at 275 degrees.
Set these out as decorations around the house, or coat them with varnish to place them outside.