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Make a rock paperweight for Father’s Day

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make a rock paperweight for fathers day

This “Dad Rocks” paperweight is a great last-minute Father’s Day gift that your kids can make today! It’s easy to create, requires few materials, and there’s a good chance you already have everything you need.

What you need

  • 1/4 cup salt
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Bowl
  • Cookie sheet
  • 1/2 cup pea gravel or rocks

How to make it

  1. Preheat the oven to 180° Celsius.
  2. In a mixing bowl, assist your youngster in combining the flour, salt, and water. If the dough is too sticky, add a little flour at a time until it is doughy and flexible. If you add too much, the dough will dry out and crack.
  3. Help your child to roll a piece of dough into a ball with their hands. Place the ball on the cookie sheet and flatten slightly.
  4. Select pea gravel bits and help your child to spell out “DAD ROCKS”. Gently press them into the salt dough.
  5. Cook your paperweight for 2-2.5 hours, or until it is fully dry.
  6. Remove from the oven and cool before handling or removing from the cookie sheet.
  7. Optional: Spray or paint your masterpiece with an acrylic sealer or clear coat sealer.