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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Salt Dough Handprint

If you’re wanting a fun, frugal way to capture this moment in time for your child, make a salt dough handprint!P1030693

Honestly, I love just holding this little handprint and tracing my fingers around each of the fingers, just in awe of how small but how amazing my son is.

To make your own little memory of your child, mix up a batch of salt dough. Roll out a ball of dough on some wax paper and have your child press their hand into it. Use a toothpick to make a little hole in the top and maybe write the initials and age of the child somewhere. You can neaten up the edges as well.

I recommend just leaving your handprint out to dry in a safe place for several days. I think ours took almost a week, but I tried baking other salt dough projects in the oven and they got too puffy and never really dried out :(.

This could be a great Father’s Day gift or something for grandma and grandpa!

I’m linking up to What Are Little Boys Made of and Preschool Corner Friday.

2 comments:

  1. I tried this when Little Bit was small but he really did not like pushing his hands or feet into that dough. I need to give it another go now that he likes the feel of different textures :D

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  2. I am going to do this for Father's Day this year. Thanks for the idea.

    Visiting from the Homeschool Creations link up.

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