Easy Handprint and Footprint Keepsake Gift

[ 0 ] May 9, 2013 |
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Here is a cheap, easy keepsake you can make that will make you look like a craft genius.

Here’s all you need to get started to make a handprint or footprint keepsake:

1 cup of salt

1 cup of flour

About 1/2 of water

Pretty basic!  You should have these 3 ingredients in your kitchen.  Next you throw the 3 ingredients in a bowl and mix them up until it the mixture feels like play doh. Find a plate that is large enough for you little one’s  hand or foot. Press the dough onto the plate.  The side you’re pressing on is the backside.  Then carefully peel the dough off the dish and flip over.  This side should be nice and smooth.

Now have your kiddo press their hand or foot onto the dough. The best part of this dough is that if you mess up, you can just remold the dough and start all over!  Once finished up heat the oven to 200 degrees and bake low and slow for 3 hours.  After allowing them to cool you can leave them as it or jazz them up and let the kids paint them.  You can also just write Happy Mother’s Day (or whatever occasion you are celebrating) on top and your child’s name on the bottom.
Tip:  To create an ornament, just make a small hole using a pencil before you bake your creation!
So easy a dad could do it?  Sure thing!

So easy a dad could do it? Sure thing!

So there you go.  Easy, cheap and something that someone can enjoy forever!

 

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Tom is the creator of Des Moines Parent. He has two children under the age of 5 and spends his weekends away from work as "Mr. Mom", while his wife goes to work. Some of his favorite things in life include his Faith, family and writing. He tries not to take life too serious and is self described as a "nerd". Tom also claims to have been the original "Bat Dad", but had his thunder stolen away by the recent Youtube Videos.