Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Salt Dough Handprint and Footprint Keepsakes

It's about time I finally blogged about these great little handprints and footprints we made. I saw this fantastic idea on The Imagination Tree, a new blog I'm enjoying for art projects for the preschool age. These keepsakes were the girls' gift to daddy for Father's Day this year. They were super easy and a ton of fun. Both girls loved the process of making and decorating them.
Salt Dough Recipe: 
1 cup of salt
1 cup of flour
About 1/2 of water

Mix until it becomes a dough.
The dough should feel much like playdoh.
Find a bowl or plate that is large enough for the hand or foot. Press the dough onto the plate. The side you're pressing on is the backside. Then carefully peel the dough off the dish and flip over. This side should be nice and smooth.

Have the child press their hand or foot onto the dough. The best part of this dough is that if you mess up, you can just remold the dough again and again!

Bake at 200 degrees for 3 hours.
Painting time!

Oh so cute!
Charlotte, 3 1/2; Penelope 19 months
Yep, almost the same size feet.
Charlotte and Penelope
Almost the same size hands too!


  1. So cute...Charlotte is a mini-you! She looks just like your photo. I still have my hand print from when I was five and we did them in Kindergarten and it hangs in our home, I still enjoy looking at it...when the boys were little they would fit their hands into it to see when theirs would fit mine, Matt was 3.5 and Alex was Fun to see the ones the girls made.

  2. Such a sweet idea. Thanks for sharing!

  3. what kind of paint did u use? love the vibrant colors!!! such a sweet idea!!!

  4. what kind of paint did u use? love the vibrant colors!!! such a sweet idea!!!


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