Thursday, December 19, 2013

Hand print Christmas Ornaments

The past few weeks, I took on a job as a nanny for a good friend of mine. I watch her 2 year old, 4 month old and then my 1 year old! It's a full house and we have lots of fun together.
This last week we took on the classic project of making hand print molds. Although none of the kids were able to help much, we still had fun and the molds turned out beautifully!
Here's the recipe I used:

2 cups of flour mixed with 1/2 cup of salt
Slowly add 3/4 cup of water with a few drops of green food coloring mixed in. I only put a few because I was going for a minty look rather than green green if you get what I mean.
Make sure you mix in the food coloring with the water before you pour it in the flour mixture though or it takes forever to get it mixed in the dough. I may have learned that the hard way :)
Knead together until the dough is soft and pliable.

Roll the dough until it is about 1/4 inch thick and then make your hand or foot print. Then us a cup or round object to cut around the print.
Ues a straw or round object to make a hole in the dough if you are making a Christmas ornament. 

Place the cut outs on a cookie sheet and bake at 200 for several hours until the dough has completely hardened. It seriously takes forever!
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Let the prints cool completely and then paint along the hand print to make it stand out. Let that dry and then seal the entire ornament (front and back) with 2 coats of modge podge. That will ensure that the ornament isn't exposed to air and molds. 

Last of all, just place a pretty ribbon through the hole at the top and enjoy this special Christmas ornament for years to come!
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1 comment:

  1. Awesome. I love these and have seen alot of these esp those with younger kids.


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