Making DIY gifts is a lot of fun. Salt Dough Crafts are popular and this salt dough handprint is such a fun project to make and also to give as a gift. This DIY photo lamp using your own family pictures is also a unique gift idea you can make at home.
Salt Dough Handprint
Salt dough is something that has been around for ages! I remember making salt dough ornaments when I was little around Christmas time. I thought it would be cute to do all of my boys hand prints and hang them on the wall.
What you need:
- Flour- 1 cup
- Salt- 1 cup
- Water- ½ cup
- Bowls (one for mixing, another for cutting out your circle)
- Mix the salt and flour in a large bowl
- Make a well in the salt/flour mixture and add the water
- Knead until smooth and shape into a ball
If you want to color your salt dough, simply mix in a few drops of food coloring while you are kneading it.
You can let your salt dough creations air dry, but it can also be dried in the oven. Bake at 200 F until dry. The amount of time on the size and thickness of your masterpiece. Thin flat ornaments may only take 45-60 minutes, but thicker ones like the ones I did can take 2-3 hours or more.
Make sure you store any left over dough in an airtight container or it will get all dry and crumbly.
I can’t wait to have the salt dough handprint hanging on the wall, it’s going to be a great addition to our home décor and one that I can treasure as my children grow.
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Jennifer Hunt is the owner/licensee of Guelph Mompreneurs, the creative mind behind Imagine With Paper, and a social media footprint in the Guelph-Wellington area with her blog My Big Blue World which is focused on the adventures – and misadventures – of being a mom of 3 boys. She describes herself as a “serial crafter and DIY addict” and sometimes finds it hard to step away from pinterest. Although life can get pretty hectic she has decided to add a new blog “Goddess With a Gluegun” into the mix.