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.
Near the bottom of the post, you will find a video of this Salt Dough recipe.
If you like salt dough crafts, these adorable thumbprint salt dough magnets are quick and easy to make. This DIY photo lamp using your own family pictures is also a unique gift idea you can make at home.
DIY Salt Dough Handprint
DIY Salt Dough is something that has been around for ages! I remember making salt dough handprint ornaments when I was little around Christmas time. I thought it would be cute to do all of my boy’s handprints and hang them on the wall.
Salt Dough keepsakes are a very inexpensive craft, made with items from around the house. If you’re wanting to send a handprint kit as a gift, I found an affordable one here: baby’s handprint ornament kit.
I also found this one: marshmallow clay handprint kit. I think marshmallow clay would be super fun to make at home!
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 handprints air dry, but they 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 leftover 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.
There are many other ornaments you can make with kids, to give as gifts at Christmas or anytime, really. I like buying the DIY ornaments (plastic if you have little ones!) and filling them with glitter. There are tons of things you can do with them, though.
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Love salt dough projects? Get more inspiration from these books:
Salt Dough Crafts for Kids (FREE ebook)
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