This "DAD" salt dough picture frame is an easy kid-made Father's Day gift that Dad will treasure! With only basic craft supplies, you can create a personalized keepsake that will last for years!
Keyword crafts, Father's Day, kids crafts
Prep Time 20minutes
Cook Time 4hours
Total Time 4hours20minutes
Author Stacey aka the Soccer Mom
Silicone baking mat
Metallic Silver Sharpie
Food coloring gel
Combine 1 cup flour and 1 cup salt in a large mixing bowl. Slowly add water, kneading until you have a playdough-like consistency. You might not need to use all of the water.
Add 2-3 drops of food coloring of your choice and knead into dough. Add more color as needed, and continue mixing until you have your desired shade.
Divide dough into three balls of even size and place on your baking sheet.
Form dough into letters, pressing so that they are generally flat, between 1/4" and 1/2" thick. Make sure all the letters are touching (so you have one big piece of dough) because you want them to stick together as a frame.
Bake at 200°F for about 3 hours. If your dough is still soft, bake a little longer. Check regularly to make sure it doesn't burn.
Flip frame so bottom is facing up and bake for an additional hour at 250°.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely. Glue photos to the back of the salt dough picture frame so your each child's face peeks through the holes in the middle of the letters.
Write kids' names with metallic sharpie under their photos.
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