Christmas Crafts – DIY Handprint Ornament

I may look like mom of the year but trust me – so super easy!  (and Pinterest Rocks!)

So here's what you need:

  • 4 cups of flour
  • 1 cup of Salt
  • 1 1/2 cups of water

You will need to knead the dough for about 15 minutes.  Just think "biceps of steel" while you are doing it.  Once all is good and mixed together get out your rolling pin and roll the dough to the thickness that you would like.  Use cookie cutters to cut out your desired shape.

 

I placed mine on parchment paper just to ensure no sticking and so that I would have a nice flat back for my ornaments.  I used a corkscrew to make my holes for the ornament.

Once I had my desired shape I placed them in the oven at 300 and let them back for 20 minutes.  If not totally hard you may want to put them in for longer but not too worry they do harden when they cool.

I then went to town with some paint from Dollerama.

Added sparkles to my little munchkin hands and I had the perfect early Christmas gift for his grandparents and aunties.  I also have a keepsake for your tree and something to remember just how small he was Christmas 2012.

Now you don't have to do hands.  If you have older children they may want to decorate other shapes and sizes.  It is a totally easy and affordable craft for the whole family.

Have fun!

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