Salt Dough State Flag Heart Magnets - Painted Version

Ready for the next project inspired by state flags? They're refrigerator magnets! They'd make such a fun classroom project and they are easy to do. Affiliate links below.  


Salt Dough State Flag Heart Magnets



Cut out hearts from the salt dough, then let them dry. You can dry them in a low oven, but I just air-dried mine for four days. I cut them out on a Silpat and let them sit for a day until they were crusted over and pale, then flipped them. You can see the color difference below between the five on the left I haven't flipped and the three on the right I have. 

After the second side crusted and turned pale, I removed the Silpat and let them dry completely on the cooling rack for two days. Obviously, the drying time is going to vary significantly depending on your temperature and humidity. Do make sure they are completely dry before you paint them though. 

I started by penciling in the basic designs, then adding a base coat. That was really easy for New Mexico and Texas; it took a bit more effort for Colorado and Tennessee. 

When that was dry, I switched to the paint pens to add the white stars on Texas and Tennessee and the red lines on New Mexico. 

Here's a closer look at each:

Seal your hearts with a coat of Mod Podge. When that is dry, cut a strip of magnet tape and adhere it to the backs. 

I'm really happy with how these turned out! 

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