Want a cute hand/foot print for your child's keepsake? Without having to pay for it? Do it yourself!
For each print you will need:
2 c. flour
1 c. salt
1 c. water
BBQ skewer or pencil
- Measure and mix the flour and salt together (Cannon liked this part)
I would recommend at least 10 drops.
- Pour the water into the salt and flour bowl and mix thoroughly
- Mix all ingredients well, kneading until smooth. The dough should be fairly stiff, not runny or too soft.
- You should be lef with something about this size:
- Form dough into a round smooth ball
- On waxed paper, roll out ball into a circle, about 1/2" thick
- Transfer dough to a cookie sheet
- Press your child's hand (or feet) with fingers splayed into the dough - Cannon doesn't like to get messy, so I was worried about this part... He was completely hesitant at first, but after he realized we were making his hand, he got pretty excited. Lincoln was less than willing to cooperate at 18 months. I had to redo his a few times... I found it was much easier for me to get him to stand on it.
- Next, use a BBQ skewer or a pencil to make two holes at the top (for the ribbon to go through)
As I mentioned before, I was not happy with the color I came up with.