Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Homemade Handprint Ornaments for Baby and Kids

Homemade Handprint Ornaments are a favorite for parents and kids. If you are in need of a great gift for grandma and grandpa or gifts for the kids to make at school for mom and dad try make some of these easy to make hand print ornaments. 

These ornaments can be made quick and easily out of handmade dough.  They are baked for a short time in the oven.  Hand prints or footprints of the child can be imprinted on the ornaments before baking.  Adding a date or name makes it even more special.

Once they are baked they can be decorated with paints and colors. 
Homemade Ornament Dough Recipe and instructions
cups flour
cup salt
1 1/2 cups water


  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.

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