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Ariel's Salt Dough Starfish Necklace

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Ariel's Salt Dough Starfish Necklace
Ages 2 to 4

Lots of colorful starfish live under the sea with Ariel, but this beautiful necklace brings them onto land. Use salt dough to create starfish beads. Paint them in pretty pastels, and sprinkle them with glitter. It's a necklace any princess would be proud to wear.

What you'll need

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Star shaped cookie cutters
  • Cookie sheet
  • Toothpick
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrushes
  • Glitter
  • Pony beads
  • Cotton braiding cord
  • Scissors

How to make it

  1. Salt Dough Starfish Necklace

    Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Combine flour, salt and water in a small bowl. Stir until the dough forms a ball.

  2. Salt Dough Starfish Necklace

    Place the ball on a floured surface. Knead the dough, adding flour if it's too sticky.

  3. Roll the dough to a 1/4" thickness, then cut star shapes using cookie cutters. Place the stars on an ungreased cookie sheet.

  4. Salt Dough Starfish Necklace

    Use a toothpick to make a small hole at the end of each star. This will be for threading the star onto the necklace.

  5. Bake the stars for 2 hours, or until firm.

  6. Salt Dough Starfish Necklace

    Remove baked stars from the oven and let cool.

  7. Salt Dough Starfish Necklace

    Put newspaper or scrap paper over your work surface, then paint the stars in bright sea-inspired colors.

  8. Salt Dough Starfish Necklace

    While still wet, sprinkle stars with glitter.

  9. Salt Dough Starfish Necklace

    Let dry and then tap off excess glitter.

  10. Salt Dough Starfish Necklace

    Cut a length of braiding cord long enough to fit around your child's head comfortably.

  11. Salt Dough Starfish Necklace

    Fold the cord in half and push the loop through the hole at the top of the star.

  12. Salt Dough Starfish Necklace

    Pull the remaining cord back through the loop and tighten to hold the star in place.

  13. Salt Dough Starfish Necklace

    String pony beads on each end of the cord and tie the ends together.

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