This year I wanted to make something with Carson. I knew I wanted to include his hand print because I know how much fun it will be to compare his hand size in the years to come! I saw this Santa hand print ornament idea on Pinterest and thought it was adorable! Here's how ours turned out and a quick tutorial!
What You Need:
1/2 cup salt
1/2 cup plain flour
1/4 cup water
paint (I used acrylic)
sealer (I used Mod Podge)
*Optional: cookie cutters
How to Make:
-Preheat your oven to 200 degrees.
-Combine salt, flour, and water in a mixing bowl and knead until combined. Your mixture should be a dough-like consistency.
-Roll out your dough just like you would when making sugar cookies (yum)! I rolled mine to be about 1/4" thick.
-Take your child's hand help them gently press into the dough to create a hand print. Don't press too hard or you will go through the dough!
-Using a sharp knife, cut around the hand print. Leave a small border.
-Place your cut-out on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
-Gather your dough scraps, roll it out again, and get as many hand prints as you can! If you want, use a cookie cutter to make some other fun ornaments!
*This recipe made about 4 toddler-sized hand prints for me as well as one cookie cutter shape.
I also made one cookie cutter shape with some extra dough we had. Carson used a foam brush to paint the tree and a Q-tip to add some ornaments!
|After baking, before painting.|
Here is the original pin:
I'm linking up with Kristin: