These salt dough handprint ornaments that I did last year, turned out to be one of my most treasured ornaments. I thought I would share them with you all because these are extremely sentimental, and I highly recommend you all to do these for your little ones. Because time moves too fast, not to document childhood & those precious little chubby hands.
Here’s my inspiration for the keepsake handprint:
1 cup salt
Large Mixing Bowl
Water to moisten
just a tad of oil
a small rolling pin or wooden dowel
It was easier for me to lightly grease my baking sheet with oil & form & roll out on the cookie sheet. Once you have your form made, I suggest you use your straw to make a whole in it before you have your kids emboss their hand print.
Keep in mind you need to have your dough thick enough to form the handprint. If your dough is too thin, it will not work. Place in a 150* degree oven for an hour. Or you can air dry over night & for 24 hours.
Here’s the picture of all 3 finished. They each have their own hand print & then the one combined. You can paint or gloss however you’d like. For me personally, I wanted it to look as organic & natural as possible.