Fingerprint Heart Magnet

There is something special about capturing a child's tiny little fingerprints.  These fingerprint heart magnets are made from a simple salt dough recipe and took minutes to make.  They look gorgeous on the fridge and would make perfect gifts for valentines day, mothers day or for a family members birthday (if you can part with them!) 

You will need: (affiliate links)
Coloured salt dough
Heart biscuit cutters (UK linkUS link)
Acrylic Paint (red acrylic paint UK link /US link) (gold acrylic paint UK linkUS link) 
Mod Podge all in one sealer glue and finish (UK link) (US link
Magnets (UK link/US link)

How to make salt dough fingerprint magnets

Start by mixing up a red and natural coloured salt dough using this simple coloured salt dough recipe.  

Roll out your salt dough and cut out a heart shape. 

Cover your child's (or your) finger in acrylic paint

Leave them out to dry for a day or two or bake in the oven at 150 degrees for a couple of hours.

Seal and varnish them.  We use Mod Podge all in one sealer glue and finish (UK link) (US link) to varnish our salt dough but you could use PVA glue. 

Once they are dry glue a small magnet to the back and pop them on your fridge.   (Magnets: UK link/US link). 

Have you seen our fingerprint keyring?

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  1. It has never crossed my mind to colour the dough before hand! What a great tip! Beautiful craft! Thanks for the inspiration - off to make some!

    1. Thank you :-) Colouring the dough first makes it a lot easier

  2. Thanks for the idea! Those are great Valentines gifts for grandparents. Beautiful!

  3. Those are so cute! The gold paint was a good touch.


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