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Swoon-worthy! Lacy Pink Valentine Play Dough Ornaments

We don't call playdough the most versatile material/tool for creative play without reason! That pink salt dough that we made this past Friday has triggered so many ways to create and play.

It was used as 'Cloud Dough' in its first stage of making; it was kneaded into a Valentine pink and aromatic dough with much sensory pleasure; it was moulded into pretty shapes before being converted into the most ravishing beaded/bejeweled ornaments for the Christmas tree and even for Valentine's – as some of you suggested!

If you and I thought we were done; wait for this pretty, 'lacy' surprise!

Yes, a picture I had seen on – where else – pinterest flashed before my eyes and I rushed to fetch a couple of pretty laces I had bought for some DIY project.

Pari, her friends and my mom kept wondering what would I do with the lace. What, cut it up and stick into the dough? Gosh, no!

I placed it over the rolled out dough and asked Pari to run the rolling pin over it applying even pressure. 

lace and salt dough creative ideas with playdough

And, voila – it was a collective AHA moment! In that moment, our spirits were all united by child-like pleasure and wonder

After that, there was no stopping us. Each of us wanted to try it out and compare the sharpness of the impression.

Note: It's important to place the edgy side of the lace on the dough to get best impressions.

lace patterns on playdough to make valentines gifts and decor

I was clicking away to glory and they wanted to see those pictures in the viewfinder. 

The pictures evoked another round of gasps and ooohsss and aahhhs! 

Not that the picture setting is great, but seeing the clarity of their creations in the photos excited them no end.

Like they did with the beaded ornaments, this time again they cut up heart and other shapes with the cookie cutters.

So, we used up the dough to the last particle!

homemade pink and aromatic salt dough hearts for valentines

This 'lacy' activity has my mind whirring with possibilities. More so – with Valentine's just a month or so away, we could create so many artsy things. The combination is just perfect – pink playdough + exotic aroma + lacy romance! Whoa! 

Any ideas concocting in your head right now, with this combination?

Please share away…. (smiles)

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  • Param December 21, 2011, 10:55 am

    Awesome idea Rashmie…..tussi great ho:)

    • Rashmie Jaaju December 22, 2011, 4:59 am

      @edbf39ca9b7e8f85d20b33fcb52945d6:disqus Thank you, ji, Paramji :)

  • Esther December 21, 2011, 12:42 pm

    wow! they look so pretty rashmie!  love the pink and lace impressions!

    • Rashmie Jaaju December 22, 2011, 4:59 am

      Thanks, @0d18557dc5be4ebb9ad554354f050d11:disqus  :)

  • Deborah Stewart December 21, 2011, 1:23 pm

    This is a great idea!!

    • Rashmie Jaaju December 22, 2011, 4:58 am

      Thank you, @google-32c58229626e7ce8e3504293151b3d58:disqus 

  • Kanchan December 21, 2011, 1:57 pm

    Amazing idea and they look so pretty! Please share a picture of your christmas tree decorated with the lovely ornaments Pari made.

    • Rashmie Jaaju December 22, 2011, 4:56 am

      @30174f027e49e6ec6767e76ffb251f88:disqus Thank you so much, dear, for stopping by. Glad you liked these. I sure will share the picture of our Christmas tree :)

  • Jdaniel4smom December 21, 2011, 3:13 pm

    This is such a pretty project!

    • Rashmie Jaaju December 22, 2011, 4:55 am

      @b262adaeaa046a5f261775c3bf47fa83:disqus Thanks a ton for stopping by :) Glad you liked!

  • Ann December 21, 2011, 3:55 pm

    So Beautiful!!!  I can’t stop looking at these pictures!  I think these are worthy of becoming necklace pendants!

    • Rashmie Jaaju December 22, 2011, 4:54 am

      @Anntrea:disqus Thank you so much for your lovely comment. Necklace pendants – you said it! I was thinking along those lines, too….! 

  • Sheryl Cooper December 21, 2011, 8:12 pm

    I love this! Pinned it for February!

    • Rashmie Jaaju December 22, 2011, 4:52 am

      Thank you @google-c8eac282b6e3dde02a93384be0f44fda:disqus for pinning :)

  • maggy, red ted art December 21, 2011, 9:17 pm

    Wow what a great idea to use lace. Beautiful!
    Thank you for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!Maggy

    • Rashmie Jaaju December 22, 2011, 4:52 am

      Thanks @95a54dbc1c8f5c3e303f9e7999adce52:disqus !

  • maryanne @ mamasmiles December 22, 2011, 12:28 pm

    So neat! Perfect for Valentine’s Day!

  • maggy, red ted art December 23, 2011, 8:37 am

    (and pinned it)

  • Gina from www.willowday.com February 4, 2012, 3:07 pm

    This is such a beautiful project! I love it’s simplicity, delicacy and that it’s very, easy to manage. Thank you for this. We’ll definitely try this at home. Thank you!

  • Kym August 29, 2013, 4:36 pm

    Really great idea for creative play and a lot cheaper than buying big dolls

  • www September 13, 2013, 1:40 pm

    Aw, this was a very nice post. Finding the time and actual effort to create
    a top notch article… but what can I say… I procrastinate a whole lot and never
    manage to get nearly anything done.

  • Tab December 15, 2013, 7:04 am

    This may be great on shortbread cookies for Christmas!

  • Stephanie December 29, 2016, 8:23 am

    Such a great idea!

    When I make play doh and save the “cookies”, they dry out in a few days. I would like to make these Valentine hearts and send them to friends. Do you know a recipe that prevents the plaid from drying out?