Salt Dough Conversation Hearts

Salt Dough Conversation Hearts | Kid's Valentine Craft

okay, so i lied. i do have some cute hearts in my house! the kiddies and i made some Salt Dough Conversation Hearts to decorate for a fun Valentine’s Day craft and to decorate our home. we had fun making them and they turned out kinda cute. it was a great hands on craft for the kiddies.

wanna make some? here is how we made them…..

salt dough recipe
• 2 cups flour
• 1 cup water
• 1 cup salt
• food coloring

other things you’ll need
• ribbon
• red marker
• cookie cutter
• scissors

• heat oven to 250º.
• mix the salt, water and flour till you make a dough. the dough should be similar to sugar cookie dough consistancy…you can add more flour till it is right. (but don’t eat it! ha ha).
• separate dough into balls and knead in a few drops of food coloring into each until you get the desired color.


• roll out the dough out on a floured surface. use cookie cutter and cut out your hearts and place on a cookie sheet.
• make a hole at the top of the hearts to thread the ribbon through before you bake. (i found this out the hard way)


• bake for 1-1/2-2 hours until your hearts are hard. be sure not to burn them!
• use a red marker to write on your hearts.
• thread ribbon through the holes, hang up and enjoy!


(i probably should have been more carefully writing the words on the hearts. they are a little messy…..but i guess i can’t always be a perfectionist.)
Have fun!

12 days of crafts: Snow Globes!

i have exciting news for sandy toes and popsicles….

have you ever been to Ucreate with Kids blog? well if you haven’t, you need to go check it out! there are tons of fun projects and inspiration for activities to do with the kiddies. and the exciting news is that today, sandy toes and popsicles is a guest blogger over at Ucreate with Kids!!! i am super flattered to get to get to be a guest over there.
so if you want to check out my tutorial on how to create these fun Baby Food Snow Globes, head on over to Ucreate with Kids. there are step by step instructions on how to make them. me and the kiddies had so much fun.
{participating in Made by You Mondays!}

Cookie Advent Calendar

hey everyone! it has been a while since i have shared any crafts. blame it on mommy responsibilities and an active baby who lives in a house that has not been baby proofed. (i just gotta get all these little toys from my big boys put away….or at least get my playpin back!)

so, i thought i owed it to everyone to do a month of holiday crafts. now…..i am going to call it the
sandy toes and popsicles
12 days of crafts!
i really think this is going to be fun!
today i am sharing craft #1:
Cookie Advent Calendar
(which can just as easily be a candy advent calendar….or anything else you would want to make into an advent calendar)
i actually like to make this for my kiddies about two weeks or 12 days before Christmas because the cookies start to go stale. but you could just as easily use candy….or make it countdown to the new year.
Here is what you need:
Plastic Wrap
Safety Scissors
Candy Cane Wreath (hard to find, but i found them at Michael’s)
Cookies (my choice is the Pepperidge Farm Ginger Family Cookies)
step 1
roll out plastic wrap long enough to layout your cookies with 1-1/2″ between each….plus you need about 3″ of overhang of plastic wrap on the top and bottom.
step 2
lay your cookies (i used twelve) down the center of the plastic wrap. (remember to leave 1-1/2″ between each)
step 3
carefully fold each side of the plastic wrap over the cookie. try not to make a lot of wrinkles. if you can. this will make a tube of cookies.
step 4
fold the top overhang of plastic wrap around the candy wreath. tie the ribbon around it to create the top hanging part of your cookie advent calendar.
step 5
continue to tie ribbons between each cookie and at the bottom
step 6
tie your safety scissors to the candy wreath
step 7
whala…you have your cookie advent calender. now, hang it up, and enjoy a cookie each day till Christmas or the New Year!