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Heart Bracelet
Heart Bracelet

Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves, but we think these sweet heart beads look best strung together and worn as a necklace or bracelet.

Those with little hands will love rolling out this edible dough made from our classic salt dough recipe and then stringing the beads together to make colorful and fun jewelry. If the most priceless jewels are those made by the hands of those we love, these bracelets are sure to be treasured by friends and family forever.


  • 2 cups salt
  • 1 cup water, divided
  • 1 cup cornstarch
  • Tin foil covered baking sheet
  • Red food coloring
  • Skewer or pointed clay tool
  • Cord, string or ribbon


  1. Stir salt into 1/2 cup of water in a medium saucepan.
  2. Cook over medium-low heat until hot.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Mix the remaining 1/2 cup of water with the cornstarch until smooth in a bowl.
  5. Add the cornstarch mixture to the salt mixture.
  6. Return the saucepan to the stove and cook, stirring constantly over medium-low heat until the mixture thickens into the consistency of stiff mashed potatoes.
  7. Turn mixture out onto a glass plate and cover with a damp towel.
  8. Allow to cool, then separate into 2 batches. Add a couple of drops of red food coloring to one batch. Add color until you reach the desired hue.
  9. With both batches, knead and roll the dough out to about 1/4" to 1/2" thick.  With mini cookie or fondue cutters, cut out small hearts.
  10. Roll out small balls of dough into beads.
  11. Poke holes through the beads and hearts with a sharp skewer or clay tool.
  12. Bake on a tin foil lined cookie sheet at 350 degrees for approximately 2 hours.
  13. When cool, string the hearts and beads onto a cord or ribbon.
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