This week for Skype & Craft there was not skyping. My sister has been here at home for a couple of weeks with her sweet little boy. It was fun to do our weekly craft in person. Since it was in person we decided to do a craft with our kiddos. Since it is the Christmas season we were trying to think of a fun craft, memorable, and easy for three toddlers to do. How about salt dough hand print ornaments. Fantastic idea. I wish I would of done with with my kids since they were babies. That way I could have a hand ornament for each year. It would be fun to see how much their hand grows each and every year.
My kids enjoyed putting their hand prints in the dough too. Ian had the cutest smile on his face while he did it. Chloe didn’t want to take her hand out of the dough. It was a fun afternoon of ornament making.
What you will need:
4 cups of flour
1 cup of salt
dash of oil
Mix the salt, oil and flour together. Then add one cup of water at a time, mix together after each time. Mix and add water until the dough is a good consistency. Not too sticky just right. Add more flour if you get it too sticky.
Roll out the dough to the right size for each kids hands. Have them put their hand print in the dough. Be sure to push their fingers down so it shows up. Make the print deep. Add holes for ribbon with a marker lid. Using a tooth pick poke their name and year into the dough as well.
Preheat oven to the lowest temperature it will go. Bake for an hour or two until dry. You can also let it sit out and dry out itself. It just spends up the process if you bake them.
Once the ornament is baked and completely dry add some cute ribbon and hang it up. It will be an ornament your family will enjoy for years to come.
Other ideas: you could add food color, confetti or sparkles to the dough also to fancy it up. We added red food color. They turned out kind of pink, but are still cute.