Saturday, December 20, 2014

Last Minute Gift Ideas Homemade Handprint Ornaments



Baby Gifts:Baby Keepsake Foot and Handprint Picture Frame - Make an Impression Frame Kit
A great gift idea for grandparents, parents and loved ones is to create your own footprint or handprint ornament or framed item featuring your child's hand or foot.  You can easily create one using salt dough and add a photo or colorful items to it.  Add a date or name to your ornament to give it more meaning and use your imagination to get creative.  You can still go to Joann's or Walmart and check out there selection of crafts to make something quickly for someone.
Homemade Ornament Dough Recipe and instructions
cups flour
cup salt
1 1/2 cups water

Directions:

  1. 1
    Combine ingredients and knead dough for 15 to 20 minutes.
  2. 2
    Roll dough out and cut around hand or cut circles out for making hand imprints. Use cookie cutters for ornaments or gift tags. If necessary, slightly dampen pieces to make them stick together.
  3. 3
    Make a small hole for the hanger and prick to prevent air bubbles.
  4. 4
    Bake at 300ºF about 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. You may have to bake considerably longer depending on how thick your items are. They may not feel hard right away but will harden as they cool.
  5. 5
    Paint and decorate as desired. Acrylic paints work best and use a varnish to make them shiny.
Boys Impression Handprint Kit
Keepsake Baby Impression Kit by Sculpey




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