Clay Play Heart

clay play heart



How can you go wrong with a cool clay heart that can be passed out for a classroom Valentine’s treat?  I am not really fond of handing out candy to our kids’ classes, so this is a great option instead.  For the girls, we actually add a little glitter to add that sparkle. This was origianlly provided my many years ago, but it always pleases.

Play Clay Heart


  • 3 cups of white flour
  • 1 1/2 cups of salt
  • 1 1/2 Tbs of cream of tartar
  • 3 1/4 cups of water
  • 6 Tbs of veg oil
  • Red food coloring
  • Rolling pin
  • Heart shaped cookie cutters
  • Small cellophane bags  (walmart wedding crafts)
  • Scissors
  • White paper
  • Markers
  • Hole punch
  • Ribbon


  1. Mix flour, salt and tartar in a medium pan.
  2. Separate bowl, mix liquids then adding drops of food color until satisfied with color.
  3. Pour liquid over dry ingredients in pan and stir. Cook over med-low heat stirring constantly, until mixture holds together and gets too hard to stir.  (It will stiffen even more as it cools 5-10 mins)
  4. Knead clay briefly, then roll out to 3/4 inch thick and cut with cookie cutter.
  5. Place each heart in a cello bag.  Decorate white paper tags, punch holes in tags, and tie each bag closed with ribbon and a tag.

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