This is a simple, cute, fun and inexpensive craft that makes a lovely keepsake.
For the dough, you will need a cup of flour, a cup of salt and 3/4 cup warm water.
Other items to keep handy ~ a large bowl, rolling pin, baking sheet and parchment paper.
To get started, mix the ingredients in a large bowl and knead together. If the dough is too dry, add a splash of warm water and if it’s too sticky, add another pinch of flour. It might take some experimenting to get the right consistency but it’s pretty easy.
Next, flatten the dough on a hard surface using a rolling pin.
Sculpt the dough into your desired shape. Place the child’s hand or foot into the dough. You can use a straw to poke holes if you would like to hang this keepsake, or it can also be displayed on a bookshelf or used as a paperweight.
Carefully place the plaque on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake in oven at 200°F for three hours.
Once the keepsake is dry it can be painted with a non-toxic paint or it’s quite nice left as is. Write the child’s name and date on the back.
That’s it! Pretty easy, right? Dad’s & Grandad’s will love these adorable keepsakes ♥