Thursday, 14 July 2016

Fingerprint ladybird keepsake magnets

Make the cutest fingerprint ladybird magnets from salt dough.  Salt dough is cheap and easy to work with and using your child's fingerprints turns this simple kids craft into an adorable keepsake. 

Make fingerprint ladybird keepsake magnets from a simple salt dough recipe. A homemade gift idea for kids, toddlers and preschoolers. Perfect for spring, summer, bug projects.
Are you looking for more keepsake craft ideas? Take a look at our salt dough handprint frame, fingerprint keyring,  or rainbow footprint butterfly.


You will need:





How to make fingerprint ladybird magnets



Start by making a batch of salt dough. Divide the salt dough into several small balls and press down on them to create a ladybird shape. Bake in the oven at a low temperature for several hours. 


salt dough craft ideas for kids

Once cooled paint the salt dough red.  Wait for the red paint to dry and then draw a black line down the middle.  Paint one end of the ladybird black. Dip your child's fingers into black paint and add some spots onto the ladybird. 

Salt dough craft ideas.  Fingerprint ladybird keepsake for kids.

Once the paint has dried glue on some googly eyes on the front and a magnet to the back. 

Make fingerprint ladybird keepsake magnets from a simple salt dough recipe. A homemade gift idea for kids, toddlers and preschoolers. Perfect for spring, summer, bug projects.

Our magnets are taking pride of place on our fridge.  Take a look at the fingerprint butterfly magnets we made to go alongside them. 




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