Sunday 23 March 2014

Handprint keepsake homemade gift...

Mother's day is only a week away and I have been thinking of ideas for presents for the Nans!  This is the first one I thought of...

A gift of treasured memories of small hands to keep forever! If you would like to know how it is made read on for a Step-by-Step tutorial...

You will need:
  • Salt Dough.  The recipe is here.  We added a few drops of food colouring to ours this time.
  • A cocktail stick
  • A baking tray
  • A small and very cute hand!
Roll out your dough until it is big enough to fit a hand on easily. 

You might want to shape the dough into a heart or another shape at this point if you like but be sure the hand still fits on.
Get a little hand and press into the dough to make a strong indentation.
Using your cocktail stick carefully write the name of the child and the year or anything else you like.
Put it in an oven on a low heat, 75 degrees Celsius.

These can need a long time to bake in the oven, ours took about 5 hours.
My girls enjoyed this activity today so I thought I would share.

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