With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, why not show someone how much you care with these Dinosaur Lovers. If Dinosaurs don’t scream I LOVE YOU, I don’t know what does? Or, maybe Valentine’s isn’t your thing, maybe you’ll be spending this holiday home alone? In that case make some dinosaur friends. They’re just friends, absolutely nothing is going on between them. They’ve never even thought about each other in that way. Either way dinosaurs are great, Steven Spielberg agrees!
1 C. All Purpose Flour
1/4 C. Salt
3/4 C. Water
2 1/2 in. by 2 in. Magnetic tape
Assorted Acrylic paints
Hot glue/ Hot glue gun
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the dry ingredients first. Slowly, add the water until the mixture forms a ball. Knead the dough a few times so that it becomes smooth and feels like clay.
Roll the dough out with a rolling pin, so that the dough is a 1/8 of an inch thick. Using a dinosaur cookie cutter, cut out two dinosaurs and remove the excess dough. With a spatula pick up the figures and place them on a parchment paper lined baking pan. Remember to flip one of the figures over so that they face each other and smooth out the edges.
Bake the figures for fifteen minutes, remove from the oven and flip them over. Place the pan back in the oven and bake for another fifteen minutes. (If your dough gets puffy during the baking process, apply pressure to the figures, at the half way point, using a pot holder so that they flatten out.)
When they are finished baking, remove them from the oven and place them on a cooling rack. Once they are completely cool it’s time to paint! I used Martha Stewart Pearl Acrylic Paint.
Once the dinosaurs are completely dry, flip them over and adhere the magnetic tape.
You are going to need to use a hot glue gun to adhere the magnets to the back of your dinosaurs. Now, you’re ready to show your bae just how much you love them….. or keep them for yourself…. I’ll be keeping it for myself.